Whether you have already ended your marriage or you are in the process of getting divorced, it is important to understand how you can obtain a divorce certificate. For example, you could need proof of your divorce if you want to remarry or you need a copy for immigration purposes.
It is important to understand that the process of obtaining a divorce certificate varies from state to state, so you need to review the steps required in Alabama if you ended your marriage in this state.
Providing information for a divorce certificate
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, divorce certificates in Alabama are unrestricted and any person can secure a copy so long as they pay the fee and have the necessary information to locate the divorce record. To receive a divorce certificate in Alabama, you have to pay a $15 non-refundable fee for a single copy.
When requesting a divorce certificate, you have to provide various types of information, such as the full name of each spouse prior to marriage, the county that granted the divorce and the divorce date. You also have to provide your signature, mailing address and phone number.
Ordering a divorce certificate
In Alabama, you can order a divorce certificate via mail, in person or online. Make sure you provide all necessary information if you try to order a certificate by mail. Also, you can visit any county health department to obtain a copy, and these are often issued during the visit. Furthermore, you can also receive an apostille or exemplified copy, if necessary.