Each divorce application created a case. The National Archives has records for all Supreme Court divorces 1858-1937 – very few cases survive after 1937. Clerk of Court Archive Holdings – search for historical court records. The Registrar General for Scotland has maintained a legal divorce register since 1 May 1984. The register is indexed and you can get a copy of an entry (known as the official extract of the records). Since then, most divorce cases have been tried by the sheriff`s courts, not by the Court of Session. The sheriff`s archives will not be sent to us until they are at least 25 years old. Therefore, we recommend that you contact us before each visit to check if we have the file documents or if they are still kept by the sheriff`s office. Child welfare documents are kept separately from divorce files with child custody agreements. You can find traces of the act and correspondence between family or estate records.
Browse our catalogue to see where different collections are held. Browse a list of private laws of Parliament to verify divorces before 1858. In 1858, the process of divorce proceedings was transferred by the ecclesiastical courts to a newly established civil court, the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes. In 1873, responsibility was transferred to a department of the new Supreme Court. All divorce proceedings took place in London, limiting divorce to wealthier couples. To find your divorce papers, the court will need the business number. If you don`t know your divorce number, you can try searching for your case online by searching the court`s case information portal and searching for your spouse`s name („party name“) at the time of the divorce. In general, divorce protocols for the past 10 years can be found on this site. Griselda Rowntree and Norman H Carrier, `The resort to divorce in England and Wales, 1858-1957`, Population Studies XI (1958) (1958) 188-233 Use the brochure for certified copies of the divorce to find that you have all the necessary documents and that you are legally entitled to obtain such registration. Then download the VS 113-B app and fill it in. From 1935 to 1984, individual divorce cases are listed in our catalogue and can be found by searching for one of the parties involved in the appeal.
If you have applied for divorce in the United States, you can usually obtain a divorce order from the court that issued the document. You can also request an official copy from the Important Registrations Office in the state where your divorce was concluded. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides the name and address of each important document, as well as the current fee for requesting documents.