Cobb County Divorce Records Online Access

All records in the State of Georgia are readily available for request for the public per the Public Records Law. Different public offices are assigned to maintain and provide different records to the public. If you want to get your hands on a divorce record in the state, you can visit the central storage of divorce records in the state which is the Georgia Vital Records Office of the Department of Public Health. Records of divorce cases since 1952 are maintained by the office. You can also obtain from the county where the divorce was finalized. In Cobb County, you can get Cobb County Divorce Records through the Probate Court.

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There are two types of divorce records: uncertified or informational records and certified records. Uncertified or informational records can be obtained from the state?s Vital Records office while certified copies can only be obtained from the county Probate Court where the divorce was finalized. Certified records are acknowledged by the court and therefore can be used as a legal document in any transaction that requires a divorce record. Uncertified copies only served as a source of information to verify the validity of a divorce.

Although divorce records are considered public records, there are restrictions as to who can obtain a certified copy. Only parties involved are allowed to obtain them. And even involved parties are required to state a valid reason in order for them to be granted access. Outside parties can only access if there is consent from parties involved or the court.

To start a search you must first determine if you need a image certified copy or an informational copy. Once you have that covered, head to the appropriate office and obtain the request form. Request forms can also be Cobb County Divorce Filings downloaded since public offices maintain their own websites so they can keep soft copies of the records. Complete the form by providing the full names of the couple, the maiden name of the wife, the date when the divorce was finalized, and which county it took place. There is a fee of $10 for every certified copy of a divorce record. Double check the information that you provide so you can find the exact record. Fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the search.

There is a number of valuable pieces of information that one can get from a divorce decree. You can find out about the birth records, arrest information, financial settlements, marriage conflict, children custody arrangement, and so much more. Such information is valuable for people who want to run a background check on other people. Employers, landlords, parents, single people looking for a Free Cobb County Divorce Records partner or currently dating someone, and the law enforcement agency can all benefit from such information.

Another way of obtaining a Cobb County Divorce Decree is through online service providers. There are several service provider on the Internet but not all of them are reliable. Before you choose a service provider, make sure to run a quick background check on them so you get a better idea about their reputation as providers of such information.
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