Kansas divorce records are easily accessible, but you do have to follow certain guidelines if you conduct a state-based search. You'll need to write a request for the record. Be sure to make you letter concise and to the point. Include essential information such as the names (including maiden names) of the people in the decree, the date if possible that the divorce was granted, addresses and any other data that will help the search move faster and be more accurate. Send the application letter and a check or money order for $15 (if you want a certified copy) to:
Kansas Office of Vital Statistics
1000 Southwest Jackson, Ste. 110
Topeka, KA 66612
Phone: (785) 296-1400
You may need a divorce record for genealogy purposes, proof that you're divorced – especially if you're ready to marry again, further information for a background search or to check out information about a person of question in your life. In Kansas, as in most states, it sometimes takes weeks to receive a copy of the requested document. Most states are short of the staff that it needs to perform the search, gather the information and relay it to you. The type of information about the divorce that you’ll receive from the state might include whether the divorce was actually granted or not and the date, time and county where the divorce took place. Some information can’t be shared because of a state’s privacy laws, so there may be restrictions on some details of the divorce.
Another way to access Kansas divorce records is to use an online Internet search service. For a reasonable fee you can submit a small amount of information about the divorce and receive a full report usually in a matter of minutes that's sent to your home or office computer where you can look through it in privacy. An online search service will provide much more of the pertinent details involved in a divorce, such as assets, child custody, alimony, cause of divorce and more. Also, some states only allow people other than those involved in the divorce to access a record if they are related to the people involved. They may also require a photo identification of the person who wants the copy and a reason for why they need the copy. All of this can be avoided by using an Internet online search service. Most of these sites can gather and provide the information you need in a short amount of time, then deliver it to you via email. You won't have to reveal your name or why you want a copy of the decree – and all payment information is encrypted, so others won’t be able to access it and find out it was you who made the request. When confidential access to records is important, an Internet search site is the best way to retrieve vital records. Click on the link to find out more about how an online search service can help you.