Your divorce decree is the legal documentation that states your marriage has ended. You may need to get a copy of your divorce decree to prove you are divorced and start moving forward with your life as a single person.
Thankfully an Albany divorce lawyer from Shrable Law Firm, P.C. can obtain this documentation on your behalf. This way, you can devote more time to your family and figure out what is next for this chapter of your life.
Where can I get a copy of my divorce decree?
When you are wondering how to get a copy of a divorce decree in Georgia, it is important to remember that the only place to obtain a certified copy of your divorce decree is through the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where your divorce occurred.
These records are public and are available to anyone at any time. You should have received an official copy of your divorce decree immediately after your divorce was finalized. Unfortunately, although you may have received a copy of your divorce decree, it is likely that it was not certified. You will not receive a copy of the original divorce decree because it is considered a permanent court record.
How to get a copy of a divorce decree in Georgia
To get a certified copy of your divorce decree, you should:
- Reach out to the clerk of the Superior Court in the county where your divorce was finalized
- Request a certified copy of your divorce decree by including your court document and case numbers, name, and contact information
- Provide the clerk of the Superior Court with a self-addressed envelope so they can send the divorce decree to you via certified mail
Depending on where your divorce occurred in Georgia, you may be able to get an official copy of your divorce decree by simply calling them and paying for your certified copy with a debit or credit card.
Why do I need a copy of my divorce decree in Georgia?
One of the primary reasons to have an official copy of your Georgia divorce decree is to get your last name changed after your divorce. To get your name changed approved, you may need to prove that you are divorced has been finalized. You may also need to get a certified copy of your divorce decree if you are an active member of the military and need to change your marital status.
How much does a copy of my divorce decree cost?
The good news is, obtaining a certified copy of your divorce decree should not be too expensive. If your divorce decree is a single page, you can expect to spend roughly $2.50. If your divorce decree is several pages long, you can expect to spend $2.50 initially and $.50 more for each extra page of your divorce decree. It may be in your best interests to obtain multiple certified copies of your divorce decree and case you find yourself in need of multiple copies down the line.
Meet with an Albany divorce attorney for legal support today
When your divorce is finalized, you may feel an enormous weight off your shoulders. However, make sure you have a copy of your divorce decree so you have the legal documentation you need to show your marriage has ended when necessary.
If you need help accessing these documents or are ready to move forward with your divorce proceedings, do not hesitate to contact a dedicated Albany, GA divorce lawyer from Shrable Law Firm, P.C. Fill out our confidential contact form or call us at (229) 349-6291 to schedule your initial consultation as soon as today.
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