To obtain a Divorce Record (or Marriage Record) in the State of California, the first step is to visit the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) or the Superior Court in the Superior Court of the county where the divorce was filed.
Can i find divorce records online?
Luckily most divorce records can be obtained at no charge. If you search your state’s website you will need to know which court handles divorce in your state or, the state you are searching in. To find contact information for your local court clerk Google the name and state of your county.
Are divorces public record in California?
Although it involves the legal process of a dissolution of marriage in California, it is still something very personal to your and your family. These are all very personal aspects of a divorce. Unfortunately, under California law, most court records, even family law records, are a matter of public record.
How do I get copies of my divorce papers?
How Do I Get a Copy of a Divorce Decree That Is Twenty Years Old?
- Contact the attorney who handled your divorce to see if she has a copy of the decree.
- Ask the clerk of court in the county in which the divorce was filed about the procedure to obtain a copy of your divorce decree.
- Write to the person in charge of the court’s archives to obtain a copy of your divorce decree.
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