People need companionship, and that is why they get married. However, the marriage sometimes ends up in a divorce. But people want to move on in life and desire to get married again. Of course, you can legally marry again only when you are legally divorced. But what if the spouse is unwilling to agree to the divorce? Many individuals get quite desperate and hide the fact that they are not legally divorced yet, and want to get married again. This leads to problems, for the person, and his/her future husband/wife.
Are you sure that you are not facing a similar situation? You never know; so it is best to check and be sure. Luckily you can, because legally you can check the divorce record of another person in Texas and in the other states of the US. These records are in the public domain and can thus be shared with an applicant. However, there are certain regulations as to who can apply.
Before you apply for the Texas divorce record, it is vital for you to understand that you cannot get to know everything. For instance, you will never know the reason why the couple wanted to be divorced, or how the court decided to divide the asset and the liabilities, or how the child custody was settled. You will also not get a certified copy of the divorce decree.
From the record, you can learn whether the person about whom you have placed the request, is actually divorced or not. If yes, then you will know the date and the county where the person got the divorce. The more personal details are kept out of public reach to maintain the privacy of the person concerned.
Remember, this service is not free. It will cost you $9.00, which you must pay with a check or money order payable to the Vital Statistics Bureau. So make that application and allow a couple of week's time after this. You will receive the information after this.
Divorce records are in the public domain, and so you can ask for it legally. The record is maintained only by the counties where the divorce decrees were granted. In case you need a copy of your own divorce decree, you can obtain it from the District Clerk's office in the county where the divorce was granted.
You are required to provide some information while you are making the request. The information you must provide includes the full name of the person including the nickname if any, date and place of the divorce, the kind of decree, relationship between you and the person concerned, and the reason why you want the record. The office must also have your name, address, contact number, and your signature.
Ideally, you should approach the county office where the divorce was granted. However, you may not know the name of the county where it was granted. In such a case, you can approach the state office. The state office will re-direct your request to the right county.
For accessing Texas divorce records, please contact:
Bureau of Vital Statistics,
Texas Department of Health,
P.O. Box 12040,
To request Texas divorce records or verification from the Vital Records office, follow the instructions below:
First, you must download the Divorce Verification application from the DSHS website.
Complete the form after reading all instructions first. Be sure to include the full names of the husband and wife, date and place of divorce, and your contact information.
Send the completed application to the address below. Include a check or money order for $20 payable to DSHS.
Send your completed form to:
Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Texas Divorce Record Verification
The State of Texas has charged the Department of Health Services Vital Records office with keeping and registering vital events such as divorces. While a complete divorce decree is not kept on file at the state level, the Vital Records can process and issue a verification of divorce with the names of the divorced parties, the date the divorce was finalized, and the county divorce took place.
How to Find a Certified Texas Divorce Record
Any person wishing to obtain a full certified copy of a divorce decree can request it directly from the Texas District Clerk in the county the divorce was finalized.
Online Processing of Divorce Records
Individuals can order a verification of divorce online for no additional charge through the Texas' government website. Credit card payments are accepted.