Divorce Records | May

Information in Divorce Records

If you are constructing your family tree or searching for family members, divorce records will offer helpful information and provide a roadmap of where you should be looking next. Divorce records often contain the petitioner’s and respondent’s names, the date of filing, addresses of the two parties, and any arrangements decided by or in the court. These arrangements can include division of property and debt, spousal and child support, child custody matters and all related judgments regarding the case.

A copy of the final divorce decree and complete divorce records is only available to the parties directly affected by the divorce. Outside parties who are not armed with a court order to release the records may access only general information; identities of minors and personal identifying information are redacted from the publicly accessible information.

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