Once your divorce is final, you will receive a certified copy of your divorce judgment. It will be signed by the presiding judge in your case and will include details about the divorce, including division of assets, child custody information, etc.
But if you lose your divorce judgment, where do you turn to get a replacement?
In this issue, we’ll talk about how to get a copy of your divorce record as well as who is entitled to receive a certified copy.
How do I get a certified copy of my divorce records?
Here in San Diego, the only place that can provide you with a certified copy of your divorce decree is the Superior Court in San Diego County. While you can make your request for a copy either online, in person or via mail, keep in mind that the Superior Court does not send out court files electronically or via fax.
Also, if you go to the Superior Court in person, you will not be allowed to take photos of the file with a camera or your smartphone.
What do I need to provide with my request?
It will be up to you to provide Superior Court personnel with the case number and court location associated with your divorce case.
Who can obtain a certified copy of my divorce records?
Certified copies of divorce records are limited to:
- those named as parties in the divorce;
- parents or legal guardians of someone named in the divorce;
- current spouses or domestic partners of those named in the divorce;
- siblings of those named in the divorce;
- children of parties named in the divorce;
- grandparents of a named party; and
- authorized and legal representatives of a named party.
For expert service and advice from a men’s divorce lawyer in San Diego, call The Men’s Legal Center.
If you’re a man facing divorce, get in touch with us here at The Men’s Legal Center. We’re committed to making sure you have the resources you need as you begin this new chapter in your life.
You can reach us by phone at 619-234-338 or via email.