Do you suspect that a person in your life is lying about his past marriage/divorce? Even if you suspect nothing, there are good reasons why you should check out a person’s background before you tie the knot. You can’t be too careful about new people in yours or a loved one’s life. There are too many people out there telling lies and defrauding people out of money, emotions and anything else they can gain. Tennessee divorce records can be obtained both for governmental purposes and background searches. There are restrictions as to how much information some (unrelated) people may obtain, but you can confirm that a divorce was granted and the names and some other data that you might need. You’ll need to provide the name of one of the people on the divorce decree, date and county where the divorce took place and what your relationship is to the person. You may also need to state why you want the record and include photo identification, address, phone number and email address. Include a search fee of $15 ($5 for each extra copy) in the form of a money order or check with your request and send to:
Tennessee Vital Records Dept.
Central Services Bldg: First Floor
421 5th Ave., No.
Nashville, TN 37247
Phone: (615) 741-1763
There may be a three to five week waiting period until you receive the Tennessee divorce record. Also, the search will go no further back than 50 years. If the divorce decree information you need is older than that, you must go through the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Divorces in early Tennessee history had to be approved by the General Assembly (1796-1850). When you do receive the report, it will contain only the information about whether or not the divorce took place and the date it was granted. More information, such as whether children were involved in the divorce, the reason for the divorce, alimony and asset and liability information will not be included because of privacy rights.
When legal professionals or genealogy experts need background information such as divorce decree information, they usually use the services of an Internet, online search site. The report from one of these sites can yield much more information because they’re not confined by the restrictions of the state and use powerful search engines and database resources to search for data. You won’t have to show identification or state a reason why you want a copy of the decree and you’ll usually receive a full report in a matter of moments. You’ll escape the legal mire of going through a state to get the information you need and will also get a more comprehensive and thorough report. To read more about how an Internet search site can help you retrieve Tennessee divorce records, click on the link.
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