What You Need to Know About Getting a Copy of a Virginia Divorce Decree

Divorce decrees are a public record with general information and final judgments and agreements on a divorce. Read here on how to get a copy of a divorce decree in Virginia.

Virginia divorce decrees are only available to the public 25 years after the finalization of the divorce. If you are party to the divorce, you can request a copy of your divorce decree from the Virginia Department of Health Division of Vital Records. You may ask them from the circuit court in the county where your divorce was finalized.

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How to Get a Virginia Divorce Decree

Virginia divorce decrees are unavailable to the public 25 years after the official decree was issued. If you are party to the divorce in Virginia, you can request a copy of your divorce decree from the Virginia Department of Health Division of Vital Records.

If it has not been 25 years since your divorce, you may be able to request a decree from the circuit court in the county your divorce was finalized in.

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