How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Delaware?
After you get divorced, you sometimes need to prove your identity, name change or marital status for legal, insurance or other reasons. In those cases, you will need an official copy of your divorce certificate.
You must contact the family division of the court system for Delaware to obtain a copy of your divorce decree.
You may request a copy in person or by mail. If you visit the courthouse where your divorce was processed, you need to locate the court clerk’s office and fill out a request form. You will need to supply them with the following:
- Your name.
- Your date of birth.
- A valid, photo ID.
The cost for a certified copy of your divorce decree is $4. The cost for a non-certified copy is only $1. You have the option of paying for the fees with cash, money order, check or even credit card. If your case file has already been archived, you may have to pay additional fees.
You can also obtain a copy of your divorce certificate through the mail. You will need to send a written request to the Records Department of the courthouse where your divorce was finalized. You must also send with it a copy of your photo ID and your “notarized” signature.
You will need to include payment at the time of mailing as well. You can send a check or money order along with your request. Send your request to your county at:
- In New Castle County:
500 N. King St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
- In Kent County:
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
- In Sussex County:
22 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
If you cannot obtain a copy through the mail or in person, you can use an online system like Vi-talChek.com to search and request a copy. They also offer expedited services if you pay online with a credit card.