Okeechobee Clerk Of Courts
Divorce is one of the few things that would dissolve a marriage, and the reason why divorce records like Okeechobee County Divorce Records are some of the most requested for records from the government lies in this distinction. Marriage is something that would involve only two people, their families, and the government, but it is also something that would have effects that would be binding upon the whole world for the simple reason that the fact of the marriage changes the status of the person, and such change of status would follow the person no matter where the person may go. When the marriage is dissolved, it is but logical that the effects that are attached upon the person by the reason of the marriage would also be dissolved; hence, there is sometimes the need to prove the fact of the divorce.
One of the effects of divorce would be the fact that the person who had gotten divorced would once more be allowed to marry a person he or she would chose. When the first marriage is still in existence, the married person could only marry the person to whom he or she is married to, but now that the first marriage is dissolved, this limitation is removed. This is the reason why a person whose marriage had been dissolved would have to first prove that the marriage is no longer in existence through the use of these records.
As the official records of the government, these records are afforded the presumption of regularity, and because of that, they are presumed to contain information that is true and accurate at all times. The party presenting the copies of the records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, but do note that because the presumption applies only if the records were obtained from the proper sources, there is still the need to prove that the records were obtained from such sources.
The proper sources of the records in question could be found at either the local level or the national level, though most request are made at the local level given that there are fewer records here and a search here would usually be faster. Of course, the fact that there are fewer records here could also be a disadvantage as the record that the person making the request is interested in may not be found at this level. Note that local level offices only keep copies of records for divorces that were granted within their jurisdiction, and as for the method of making the request, it would either be through the mail or in person depending on the office where the request would be made.
Divorce Records Okeechobee County could also be found online through the use of online databases. These databases could provide information that would be substantially the same as that which could be found from the official sources, but one must note that they are not official sources; hence, any and all information obtained through them could not be used for official purposes.