Saturday, December 27, 2008

Free Divorce Record Search

By Ben Dave

Of the public records that are most widely searched, Marriage and Divorce Records must rank tops. What do people look for and what are their reasons for it?

It is most commonly used in checking the marital, or more precisely, the divorce background of a prospective spouse, as requisite for a divorcee who is applying to re-marry, locating natural parents by separated children and genealogy studies.

If there's been a divorce, all the information would go into the database. This is not optional. Personal particulars of both the divorcing parties and those of their children if any, other details such as time and place of divorce, filing number, alimony, child custody and visitation arrangement, final decree, certificate and so forth are standard information in Public Divorce Record.

It is easy and convenient to conduct free divorce record search nowadays. Data archive and retrieval are mostly computerized. Whether it's done on-site or online, it is fast and generally hassle-free. Within minutes, we can gather records on marital status, names, places, dates, filing numbers, history, background and so forth. Input requirement is also minimal. As little as a full name and state of residence will suffice to initiate a search. Having said that, we also know there can be quite a few people with the same name living in the same state. That's why the more information is input, such as age, date of birth, address and so forth, the more targeted the finding.

Although some of the information contained in free divorce records online may be private and confidential to some degree, they are public records nevertheless. This means that generally any body's records can be retrieved by any member of the public as long as the required procedures are followed.

Online divorce papers records are available free of charge but they are generally scattered all over different states, if not counties. It can be quite onerous and time-consuming to assemble the findings too. That perhaps is why paid service for this purpose is generally opted. Charges are typically nominal and great value can be found if you know where to look. For example, many of the commercial information brokers online offer free searches and charge when hits are made and download of the report is ordered.

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