Divorce Records Archive

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There are various reasons why couples break up. Especially when you are married, things like these don?t get any better. That is why prior to getting married, make sure you know your mate very well and you are prepared enough for the long road ahead. In line with this, searching for informative data can help you determine the right choice. Hence, navigating through Maine Divorce Records is essential.

Maine is enclosed by three landmarks: Canada on the north and on the south and west by New Hampshire and to its east lays the Atlantic Ocean. All vital records of this state are kept at the Vital Records Office in the Division of Public Health Systems. This way, any request for divorce records dated from 1923 to the present can be acquired according to its mandate. Moreover, files from 1892 to 1922 are stored and can be requested at the Maine State Archives.

At the office of Vital Records, three ways are given to request such accounts. First, you can appear personally with payment on hand whether through cash, check or credit card. Second, you can send a written request through mail with payment by check or money order and make sure to enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope. The third is through an online service.

Obtaining Divorce Certificates may prove to be difficult. This document can only be acquired by the following people: the person named on the Maine Divorce Certificate, mother/father (or legal guardian) of the involved individual and/ or a legal representative.

There are necessary fees in order to start the search for this piece of document. It usually costs $15.00, which includes one certified copy of the Maine divorce certificate or a "Certificate of Failure to Find." For each additional copy requested at the same date, the collectible fee is $6.00. Checks or Money Orders should be addressed to the treasurer of the state. For these particular orders, remember not to send cash for it will not be accepted. Moreover, fees are not refundable and additional payments are required for rush services.

It is true that a huge number of Free Divorce Records are now available online. This is because such file is deemed one of the principal vital records. They are under the state?s jurisdiction and are considered public records by law. The Freedom of Information Act or FoIA mandates all records to be available and be freely accessed by the common people. Consequently, this type of method is increasingly getting popular mainly for its convenience.

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