People Make Divorce Records Hard to Find
Article Summary: Since many people
move from town to town, they often leave a trail or records behind.
Online searches for a divorce record are the quickest way to find
out the information you need.
Just 30 years ago, many people grew up in a town, married there,
raised a family there and often died there. Finding county vital
records about a person was easy when people weren’t so mobile.
Today, many people meet potential mates online. That person may
live in another town and so one person moves away from home to marry.
Unfortunately, they often divorce. If you are looking for a divorce
record of an old friend from college or high school, you often will
not find it in the county courthouse in the area where they lived
as a child. A divorce record is filed in the county where you were
living at the time of the break-up. So a person could get married
in their hometown, but divorce in another part of the country.
So how do you find a divorce record easily, cheaply and quickly?
Driving from county to county is out of the question. You want to
be discreet in your search for vital records, so you don’t
want to call friends and family asking questions. What are your
An online records search company lists vital records from all 50
states and in some cases, the U.S. territories. What are the advantages
of searching online?
As mentioned above, you can be discreet.
Often you are suspicious of your sister’s new boyfriend
who is middle age and claims to have never been married. Or
you know he was divorced and you want to know how that marriage
ended. You can search for his divorce record online and find
out what happened in his past.
You don’t have to guess the county
where the divorce record was filed. When you add the information
into the search engine, you will see a listing of places where
records are available which reflects the different communities
where the person lived. You can search the communities for the
divorce record. This saves you time from driving county to county
hoping that is where the divorce occurred.
Searching online is inexpensive. Most one
time searches for a divorce record is less than $10. If for
any reason you want to search several vital records, you can
purchase a “package” that allows unlimited searching.
These packages can cost less than $100. Compare that to the
cost of driving from place to place just hoping the divorce
record is there and you can see that using an online records
search company is a bargain.
Companies that provide online vital record searches
work to make sure the information is as accurate as possible. But
sometimes records are filed wrong in the county clerk’s office,
not filed at all or are lost. You have an advantage if you find
out that the record is not there before your drive there. Searching
online for a divorce record gives you that advantage.