If you want to get your hands on Florida Divorce Records, you can get them at the Florida Office of Vital Statistics, Department of Health. The office started to maintain records of divorce cases in Florida on the 6th of June 1927 until present day. Records of divorce cases that occurred before the 6th of June 1927 can only be obtained at the Clerk of Superior Court of the county where it was finalized.
Members of the general public are given the right to access the records because they are deemed as part of the public domain. You can request your own records and that of other people too. However, it is a bit difficult to get the latter. You have to have a very good reason for getting the records or else, the office of Vital Statistics can reject your request.
To start a search, secure the correct request form at the Vital Statistics office or download it from their website. Fill it out with the required pieces of information such as the name of the husband and wife, the date of the divorce, and place where divorce was finalized. You should also include your personal contact information such as your name, address and phone number. The requestor should mail the form to the office along with a proof of identity and payment. Also, if you do not know which county the records are kept, you can ask the assistance of the state office and they will forward your request to the appropriate county. It costs $5 for every copy and $4 for additional copies. Fees can be paid by money order or by a check and are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the search.
A divorce record is required should you wish to marry again after a failed marriage. Without it, you will not be given a license to marry and that will make a marriage become unofficial even if a ceremony is carried out. It is important that you check the marital background of a future partner to avoid getting into trouble in the future. You will also need it as a reference for information regarding a specific a divorce case.
Divorce records can also be obtained from online service providers that are authorized by the government to keep the records and provide them to the public. There are many service providers out there but not all of them are legitimate. Before you decide which service provider to do your search on, conduct a background check on them and collect all the facts you can about them until you are satisfied that they are legitimate and not just looking to earn fast money by fooling people.
There are two types of online service providers: fee-based and free service providers. Both can provide you with Divorce Decrees Public Record but the amount of information will vary. The former can put together an extensive version of the records. You might even get access to the pieces of information that are considered confidential. The latter can provide with the basic pieces of information regarding a divorce record.