Divorce is a traumatic experience that many people go through in life. Divorce decrees are handled by most states by a central repository and are easily accessible to the public. But, you must follow the rules of obtaining a copy of the decree. Vermont divorce records are kept by the state’s vital records department for five years from the date the divorce took place. After that period of time, the records are sent to the State Archives department. You may want proof of a divorce in order to be married again or to check out a person’s personal background. Genealogy experts or family ancestor trackers frequently use divorce record information to verify ancestry data. You’ll need to apply for access to the record by completing an application from the Vermont Department of Health and send it to:
Vermont Dept. of Health
Vital Records Department
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VT 23218
Phone: (802) 863-7275
If you don’t need a certified copy of the divorce decree, the Vermont divorce records search is free. If you need the certification, include a fee (payable by check or money order) of $10. Now that vital records are kept in a database that’s centralized in each state, it’s much easier to find the data you need. In Vermont, as in other states, you will need to provide the full names of the persons named in the decree, date of divorce, addresses and any other information that will ensure an accurate search. Most states also require that you present your own name and other information, plus a valid form of photo identification and name your relationship to at least one of the persons on the decree.
Private, Internet search sites won’t be able to certify the divorce decree, but they can search through vital records quickly and thoroughly to find and provide you with all of the information about the decree, including some data that the states aren’t allowed to reveal. The fee is reasonable, and you don’t have to wait long (usually a matter of moments) to receive a report delivered to your home or office email address. You can read it in privacy and no one will know who requested the search. These Internet search sites are many and vary in fees and type of information that they can provide. A quick look can help you decide which is best for you. Many offer monthly memberships if you anticipate needing the service more than a one time basis. If you want to know more about how an Internet search service can help you find Vermont divorce records, click on the link.
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