How to Get a Copy of Your Divorce Certificate in Idaho
When a person is divorced in the United States, it's what people call the end of the marriage and the start of a long trail of paperwork, including their divorce certificate in Idaho. Most people would rather never see anything associated with their divorce, but often have to obtain copies of the divorce certificate, and finding the right office to expediently process their request is an issue. DoNotPay can now help subscribers get a copy of divorce certificates in Arkansas, California, Florida, , Nevada, New York, and Texas without the stress.
The Differences in Divorce Certificate and Divorce Decrees
It's important to know the difference between divorce certificates and decrees in order to request the correct document. Both are used to provide proof that a marriage has ended. A divorce decree is a document prepared by the court and presented to the couple, as well as their attorneys, to show the details of the divorce.
A divorce decree can contain information about the following:
- Where and when the divorce took place.
- A judge's ruling on alimony, child support, health insurance, and which party receives it.
- Background on the couples' assets to support the judges' decision.
- Whether a wife can retain her maiden name.
- Settlements regarding debts and property.
Divorce decrees are lengthy documents since ending a marital relationship is a complicated process that involves numerous legalities and more than one person. Since divorce decrees provide such personal information and can include the assets of both parties, the courts developed divorce certificates as simpler alternatives to verifying the dissolution of a marriage.
A divorce certificate will include the following:
- Where and when the divorce took place.
- A statement that the couple is divorced.
- The names of both spouses.
Who Can Get a Divorce Certificate in Idaho?
Divorce records in Idaho are considered confidential for 50 years. Only the former spouses, immediate family members, and individuals with the authorization of an attorney have access to these documents.
How Much Does It Cost to Get a Divorce Certificate Copy in Idaho?
In Idaho, you can contact the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records for a certified copy of a divorce certificate. You may request for additional copies of your divorce certificate as needed.
|City/County/State Office||Contact Address and Phone Number||Divorce Certificate Processing Fee|
|Idaho Bureau Of Vital Records||P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
|First Copy: $16.00 Additional Copies: $16.00|
How Long Does it Take to Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Idaho?
It can take between 3-25 days for the office to process and send the divorce certificate copy through UPS. If one is using the regular mail, it is between a week to 25 days to process the request, then an additional 7-10 days for it to be sent through the mail.
What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Idaho?
You need to provide the name of yourself and your former spouse, your address, your billing information, and a method of payment to get a copy of your divorce certificate in the county clerk's office. You must also provide an Identity Verification Document, which is a state-issued government identification ID or a sworn and notarized affidavit.
How to Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate by Yourself
To request a divorce certificate copy on your own, you can follow these steps:
- Got to the website for the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records.
- Select the button for "Divorce Records."
- Enter the information about your divorce as prompted.
- Fill out the VitalChek order information online and send additional Identity Verification Documents to the office.
- Choose how to have the method shipped and complete the order form.
Note that prior to completing this information online, you will have to look up what you need about the divorce for the government forms, get the proper documents notified, and figure out how to send in the Identity Verification Document online. This can be a time-consuming and lengthy process in and of itself since these requests are processed through a digital service and not a specific government building that people can visit.
If the online forms and directions are too confusing, you can always message the company here. It's unclear how long it takes for a response.
Get the Divorce Certificate Copy Instantly in Idaho with DoNotPay
If you want to get a copy of a divorce certificate in Idaho, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:
- Go to the Certificates of Divorce product on DoNotPay.
- 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.
- 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.
- Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
- Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
- 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.
- 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 Idaho
Since the way states process, important documents is time-consuming, obscure, and not straightforward, it's really easier to use DoNotPay and have us handle requesting a divorce certificate. DNP is fast, easy, and expedient! It's seven easy steps versus many and a time-consuming waiting process.