Obtaining government records is perhaps one of the most difficult and time-consuming activities for anyone. However, with the internet today, it is now easier to access public records and have it delivered to one’s doorstep. As all states have adopted this procedure, obtaining a Florida Divorce Records, for example, is stress-free as you can make requests online. Traditional ways of calling and mailing the assigned agency is still applicable; however, to save time, it is only reasonable to make your queries online.
Getting divorce records is the same as requesting for one’s marriage record. One can get it by checking out Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics website. The website contains information pertaining to divorce proceedings and granted starting from June 1927. If one is looking for records before the date indicated, the Bureau has no record but you can request for it from the Court Clerk of the county where the divorce was granted. One may also send in their request to the Office of the Vital Statistics if one is not aware of the actual time or date.
Divorce records cost about $5 each and $4 for each succeeding request(s). However, one should order all at the same time to avail of the discount. For non-specific inquiry, (or when the exact year is unknown), a charge of $2 for each succeeding year is required. Processing depends on business days as well so it may take a few days especially if you send your request over the weekend or at the end of the week. Rush services and express deliveries (24-hour shipping) are also available for a minimal fee of $10 for both services. Rush service processing time is from three to five working days. For express deliveries, the person who requests the service should send a self-addressed stamped envelope together with the order and delivery fee.
For one’s convenience, the Bureau includes three versions of the Divorce and Annulment application form in the website. The three forms are available in the English, Creole and Spanish languages. You can directly download the form from the site and then fill it up by hand or by computer. As much as possible, all fields should be answered to prevent any delay in the processing of the application.
People who request for the record should remember to indicate the complete name and information of the divorced parties especially the maiden name of the wife. Should one be unsure of the exact details, it is crucial that he or she remember the husband’s name as the Bureau indexes the divorce records under the husband’s name. To ensure fast and smooth transaction, complete details of the person requesting the information is necessary.
Many people have complained about how inflexible the Florida law system is, especially when it comes to divorce cases. However, once the annulment or divorce is finally granted, the Florida State is one of the fastest places to get one’s divorce record. All the pertinent details of how to obtain one’s divorce report is available in the Bureau’s Marriage and Divorce Record website. If one is looking for faster and convenient services, online request is the most stressful way of doing it.