Georgia Divorce Records

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Are Georgia divorce records publicly accessible?

Divorce records are public documents. Basically anyone can request them, and they are available to the public for viewing. But part of the record information may be made unavailable when there are children or domestic violence victims involved – the details about them may be sealed to protect their privacy and safety.

How to find a divorce record in Georgia?

The first thing you should do is look at the website of the court in Georgia. There you will know whether or not they maintain records of divorce cases online, whether they have the functionality for you to search divorce records in the state, and how you can access these records. Or if you know the county where the divorce took place, you can do that on the county court website.

Here you’ll find the official portals to the Georgia divorce record database:

 

What information does a Georgia divorce record contain?

Divorce records in Georgia contain information about the marriage and divorce process of a couple, as well as the documents created during the process and proceedings. By looking into this information, you’ll be able to have a better understanding of the background information of both parties involved in this divorce.

Divorce records in Georgia usually contain information about the divorce process, such as:

  • Date of marriage
  • Date of divorce
  • Names of spouses
  • Name and address of the court where the divorce was filed
  • Name and address of attorney for one or both parties
 

What are divorce certificates in Georgia?

A Georgia divorce certificate is a legal document that is to prove the dissolution of a marriage. This certificate shows basic details about the divorce, including the date and place of its occurrence, and the names of the couple. You’ll be able to get the divorce certificate from the office that is keeping track of the divorce records in Georgia, and a lot of the time use it as a simple proof of divorce. A Georgia divorce certificate is a document that works in some limited uses: showing you’re single, applying for a name change, getting a passport or visa.

What are divorce decrees in Georgia?

In Georgia, a divorce decree is a legal document that is filed with the court and finalizes the divorce. Issued by a judge, it contains more details than a divorce certificate. The exact content of a decree will vary depending on jurisdiction but typically includes:

  • The date of the divorce
  • The names and addresses of both spouses
  • The custody arrangements for any minor children
  • Any alimony or child support payments, and how they should be paid
  • Any property settlements agreed upon by both parties
 

Divorce decrees are publicly accessible in Georgia. People can get a certified copy of divorce decree from the clerks, in-person or online.