The public office assigned to store and administer Texas Divorce Records is the Texas Department of Health Services Vital Records Office. A verification of a divorce is available at the department. A verification consists of the name of the bride and groom, the date divorce was realized, and the county where it was granted. Only records from 1968 until today are present at the department. They are also available at their official site and can be accessed for no additional cost outside of the regular fee required and are only payable through a credit card.
Divorce records are deemed as public records, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, and are open to the public. There is a limit as to how much information is given to you especially if your name does not appear on the official file. The files are of great importance to establish that a past marriage is legally ended especially when trying to secure a marriage license.
Checking a marital history of your special someone is essential to make sure you do not run into any trouble. Submit a request at the correct public agency to access the divorce files. For background checks purposes, you will not be given a certified copy of the files and the more personal details will also be kept out of access. You shall only learn if that person is indeed legally separated when you see the date and place where the divorce transpired.
Certified copies of divorce decrees are available at the County District Clerk where the dissolution was granted. To start a search, you should supply the full names of the couple, date and place of dissolution, kind of decree, how you are related to the person concerned, and why you want to get the record. And do not forget to also provide your contact information and your signature.
Divorce files contain guidelines for child support, alimony deductions, and health care insurance, amongst many others. All divorce that is decided in any state is accepted nationwide, in accordance to the U.S. Divorce Law. A divorce decree will not be granted unless all legal issues concerning the separation are arranged and resolve. Sealing of records to protect privacy is also allowed if the couple wishes to do so.
It takes quite some time to obtain divorce records from public offices. If you urgently need the files then look for them online. There are a number of sites that are legally permitted to issue divorce files. They can supply easy-to-understand versions of the files. Be sure to choose a site that imposes a refund in case no record is found.