Fast and Easy Way of Obtaining a Divorce Certificate Copy in Indiana

Divorce Certificates Fast and Easy Way of Obtaining a Divorce Certificate Copy in Indiana

Official Divorce Certificates from Indiana: How to Get Yours ASAP

Have you found out you need a certified copy of your divorce certificate from Indiana? If so, chances are you need it right away, or else you'll be holding up important legal and personal matters. We've got bad news, and we've got good news:

The bad news: Indiana is different from many states in that you have to apply to the county clerk where your divorce documents were filed on record. That can be a headache compared to states with offices dedicated to vital records such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates. 

The good news is that DoNotPay will locate the correct county office, determine what information and documents they require of you, and apply on your behalf without you having to leave your home or even pick up your phone.

Why Do You Need Copies of Your Divorce Certificate from Indiana? 

If you don't have certified copies of your divorce certificate, you'll want to order more than one. There are certain times when you'll need duplicates to send for the following purposes: 

  1. To be issued a marriage license should you remarry.
  2. To protect your assets and estate from claims made by former spouses.
  3. As part of your application to change your name on important accounts and paperwork, such as:
  • Your driver's license
  • Your state ID
  • Your passport
  • Your banking institutions
  • Your insurance policies
  • Your work's human resources file
  • Your pension plan
  • Your U.S. Visa

These are just a few reasons why you'll want to have this essential document. We recommend keeping one copy in a secure, away-from-home location with your deeds, titles, and insurance policies—a bank safe deposit box is ideal—and another in a locked file cabinet at home. You can use additional copies to send out as needed for any purpose, including those above. 

How to Get a Divorce Certificate from Indiana On Your Own

If you go for the do-it-yourself option, be prepared to spend some time on the phone. Before you can begin, look up the correct county official offices using this directory. Search for the County Clerk office contact information (not the courts!) as that is where your divorce records are likely to be kept. Be aware, however, that some counties' vital records offices are a division of the County Health Department, so be prepared to call around.

Now, grab a pen and some paper, and call to ask the clerk's office  the following:

  • What documents and information do I need to get an Indiana divorce certificate? They may have an official application you can download or mail to you or that you can pick up in person. Or, the person answering the phone might give you a vague rundown of information you "might" need. Be sure to ask them to be specific since a mistake can delay your application and possibly cause you to forfeit your document fees. 
  • How much does it cost to get a divorce certificate from Indiana? Indiana counties can vary, but divorce certificates usually cost $10.00 to $30.00 for each copy when ordered directly through the County Clerk by mail or in person. This usually includes the USPS First Class mailing of your certificates. It's customary for fees to be non-refundable, which is why it's essential to get your application information correct. At the very least, you could lose the cost of the first certificate, which is usually included in the "research fee.” 
  • What forms of payment does the county accept for official Indiana divorce certificate copies? Many county-level public records clerks only accept personal checks, money orders, and personalized bank orders, but some may accept credit or debit cards for walk-in orders. Be sure to ask. 
  • How long does it take to get an Indiana divorce certificate from the county? It usually takes about two to six weeks to get a copy of your divorce certificate from Indiana counties, unless there are errors on your application. You may save time applying in person or using an online service such as DoNotPay that will handle the whole process for you. 

What to Do Next When Ordering Your Own Indiana Divorce Certificate

If requesting your divorce certificate by mail: 

Chances are, you no longer live in the county where you were issued your divorce, and you'll need to mail in your request. Be sure to have all the information required of you by that county, and double-check spellings, name suffixes, and all dates.

  • Use the exact address given to you by the clerk so your request doesn't get lost.
  • We recommend purchasing delivery confirmation when sending your request via USPS.
  • Only send in a photocopy of your identification if there is no other option. Sending your identification through the mail with other important information, such as birth, marriage, and divorce dates, is a risk of identity theft. Though it's an extra step, ask if you can have your identification and application notarized instead.
  • Enclose your postal money order, certified bank check, or personal check
  • If the vital records clerk allows it, send a self-addressed and prepaid USPS Priority Mail, UPS, FedEx, or DHL envelope for faster delivery.

 

If requesting your divorce certificate in person: 

Confirm the department’s office hours before visiting. Many small counties have limited work days and hours and are even close for lunch.  Ask if you can set an appointment to discuss the least busy time of the day or week. Use this time to confirm you have all the documents you'll need to provide.

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone Number
Indiana State Dept. Of Health2 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone:

866-601-0891

Let DoNotPay Get Your Indiana Divorce Certificate For You

Wouldn't it be easier if you could have a virtual assistant handle the entire application process on your behalf? You wouldn't have to worry about hunting down the right office, stress over whether you have all the correct information, or deal with the hassle of getting a money order or bank check. You can skip that trip to the post office and certainly avoid traveling to and waiting around at a county office all day.

DoNotPay is that virtual assistant. One of the many things we do is apply for vital records on our members' behalf, saving time, money, and inconvenience.

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

If you want to get a copy of a divorce certificate but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in seven 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 sign this form or not electronically. Once we generate the form, verify that all 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.

What’s So Great About DoNotPay?

Chances are, if you need a divorce certificate from Indiana, you have enough on your plate. DoNotPay's got this.

FastIt only takes a few minutes from start to finish.
EasyYou don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved. And no trips to the notary public.
SuccessfulYou can rest assured knowing we'll submit an accurate application, so you get your certificate faster.

Does DoNotPay Get Divorce Certificates From the Other States?

Absolutely. We will help you apply for your vital records in any state in the U.S. Here are some of our busiest: 

Let's Get Your Indiana Divorce Certificate Off Your Checklist

Ready to Let DoNotPay Help You Get Your Indiana Divorce Certificate? Do you want to learn more about what your "virtual lawyer" can do for you? Contact us today to get started. 

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