The reason why divorce records like Divorce Records Duval County are some of the most requested for records in the county is because these are the official records of the state, and as the official records of the government, these records are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove that the divorce had happened, and that the parties to the divorce were once married to each other but for one reason or another, their marriage had been dissolved. The effect of the dissolution of their marriage includes the restoration of the former couple of their capacity to marry.
The capacity to marry is one of the most important requirements in a marriage, such that a person who does not have a capacity to marry could not enter into a valid marriage contract. The repercussions of such a breach varies depending on the reason why the person had no capacity to marry, but the reason is mostly because said person is already married and the first marriage is still subsisting. By presenting the divorce decree, that person could then prove that his or her first marriage had been dissolved, that he or she has regained his or her capacity to marry, and that in the eyes of the law, he or she is once more possessing of the status of being single.
These records are the best records that one could use because as government official records, they are afforded the presumption of regularity. Under this presumption, the records are presumed to contain correct information and it would be the burden of the person who claims otherwise to prove that the records are false, something that is not easily done. At the same time, the presumption carries with it the fact that the existence of the records could be taken by most jurisdictions as prima facie evidence that the divorce had been granted because there would be no records if the divorce was not granted.
Copies of the divorce records are available at the state level through the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Florida Department of Health. The procedure at this level is done through mail and would require the person who desires the record to first send a request letter to the bureau. The letter is non-standard in format but do note that it must contain the name of the parties to the divorce, the approximate date that the divorce was granted, and the place where the divorce was granted, together with the personal contact information of the person who is making the request. The required fee is five dollars for the basic search, plus an additional two dollars for every additional year that the person who desires the record would include in his application.
Of course, one may also look for copies of Duval County Divorce Decrees online through the use of online databases. Faster and more efficient, these online databases are also faster and more efficient, with their internet based platform that could be accessed from just about anywhere where there is a substantial internet connection.