How to Access Divorce Records

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Divorce records are public records that are generally available at no charge, and they are often kept in the county where the divorce was finalized. Find a county's records depository with help from a certified civil mediator in this free video on law and legal questions.

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You were divorced years ago and you didn't keep the paperwork, and now you're interested in looking to see what a particular provision called for. So you want to know how to look up your old divorce records. Hello, I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to answer the question: How to access divorce records. Well, the good news is that divorce records are public records, and therefore, they are generally available to the public at no charge for review. Of course, this is going to vary from state to state and within states, sometimes it varies from county to county. But generally speaking, divorce records are kept in the county where the divorce was finalized -- that is, where a judge entered an order granting the judgment of divorce. So if you can remember the county in which you obtained your divorce, you can call that county and you can find out where their records depository is located and their hours of operation and actually go out and personally view those records. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.

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