How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Oklahoma?
Sometimes you need a copy of your divorce decree for insurance purposes, employment opportunities and other business matters to verify your name change, marital status, and identity. If you need to obtain a copy of your divorce certificate and your divorce was granted in Oklahoma, you can obtain one in the following manner.
Only specific individuals may obtain a copy of a divorce certificate. The list below is the only people who can obtain a copy of your certificate:
- You or your ex-spouse.
- Either parent of husband or wife.
- Someone you have given written permission to.
- A legal representative for you or your ex-spouse.
- Someone who is acting on your behalf in a legal capacity.
- A court order.
- The Attorney General or a district attorney.
- A person working at the Department of Corrections.
- A person acting on behalf of you who works for the State Board of Health.
You must contact the clerk of courts in the courthouse where your divorce was granted to fill out an application for a copy and perform the search. Each county will have its own form and fees, and you must visit them in person or call to obtain a copy of your record. Regardless of the method you use to obtain the record, you will need at least the following information to apply for a copy:
- A valid photo ID.
- Full names of both husband and wife.
- Date of the divorce.
- Place of the divorce (city or county).
- Your full name, address, and phone number.
- Your relationship to either of the parties.
You may also use a service like VitalChek to do an online search and request a copy of your divorce certificate through them. They offer expedited services, and you can pay with a credit card.
You have one more option, which is to contact your original divorce attorney or that of your ex-spouse. They should have a copy of the file, but if they do not, they can help you obtain one through the court system. There may be legal fees involved.