Divorce Certificate in Alabama: 7 Easy Steps How to Get One

Divorce Certificates Divorce Certificate in Alabama: 7 Easy Steps How to Get One

How To Get Your Divorce Certificate in Alabama

You deserve to get your divorce certificate in Alabama. Sadly many states make it difficult to figure out how to get your divorce certificate without help.

Alabama's not the only state where getting your divorce certificate is confusing. It's equally bad in Arkansas, California, Florida, Nevada, New York, and Texas, and there's no reason it needs to be so challenging.

This guide will explain why getting your divorce certificate can be tricky and how you can use DoNotPay to cut through all the trouble and confusion.

The Difference Between Divorce Certificates and Divorce Decrees

Divorce decrees are the official ruling and are more challenging to get. Support, property distribution, and child custody are among the matters that a divorce decree issued. They often include your file or case number and other critical information in getting one.

On the other hand, a divorce certificate is easier to get and has the only basic information needed. This document contains the date and place of the finalized divorce.

Who Can Get a Divorce Certificate Copy in Alabama?

By Alabama law, divorce certificates are unrestricted. They may be requested by anyone who can provide enough information to search for the record and submit payment of the proper fee. You might be asked to provide specific details such as

  • Names of the spouses
  • Date of the final divorce decree
  • Addresses of the spouses

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Divorce Certificate Copy in Alabama?

The cost for searching for a divorce certificate is $30.00, including one certified copy of the divorce certificate or a "Certificate of Failure to Find". For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $6.00.

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone NumberDivorce Certificate Processing Fee
Alabama Vital RecordsP. O. Box 5625

Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Phone: 334-206-5418

Fax: 334-262-9563

First Copy: $30.00

Additional Copies: $6.00

How Long Does It Take To Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Alabama?

It takes four to six weeks after ordering a copy of a divorce certificate by mail. If you prefer to request in person, it can be processed the same day.

What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Alabama?

Please provide as much of the following information as possible for The Department of Alabama Public Health to locate the divorce certificate:

  1. Full names before the first marriage of both spouses
  2. Date of divorce
  3. County where the divorce was granted
  4. Your name
  5. Your signature
  6. Address where the certificate is to be mailed
  7. Your daytime phone number

How to Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Alabama by Yourself

Alabama gives you a variety of ways to apply for a divorce certificate.

  1. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certified copy of an Alabama divorce certificate. Most divorce certificates can be issued while you wait. A map showing locations of county health departments where vital records may be obtained follows. View Reference Map
  2. You can order by mail at Alabama Vital Records, P.O. Box 5625, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5625 by using a check.
  3. You can order online using an outside service and by paying an extra fee.

There are problems with all these methods. The easiest way to get your divorce certificate is to go in person, but the offices are only open from 8-4:30, and chances are that you are working during those hours.

You can mail your request in, but not only does it take exceptionally long, but you also have to worry about writing a check. Of course, you can always use an outside source, but there are hundreds of these companies, and you don't want to give your personal information to one that can't be trusted.

Getting Your Divorce Certificate in Alabama Instantly With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay can help you get your divorce certificate without going during your lunch hour, writing a check and malting a month, or giving your information to an outside source and risking identity theft.

How to get a copy of a divorce certificate using DoNotPay:

If you want to get a copy of a divorce certificate in Alabama but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Divorce product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.*Please note: some states only allow people named on the certificate to apply.

  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the divorce certificate and original divorce certificate were issued as well as the dates they were issued on.

  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.

  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.

  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail in your request form with a check on your behalf.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get Your Divorce Certificate in Alabama?

DoNotPay can help you get your divorce certificate without having to waste your time by going in person.

  • Fast: We'll get your certificate instantly.
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