Contra Costa County Divorce Records Search (California)

Perform a free Contra Costa County, CA public divorce records search, including divorce papers, filings, decrees, certificates, indexes, forms, and documents.


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Contra Costa County Clerk's Office Vital Records http://www.ccclerkrec.us/clerk/birth-death/ View Contra Costa County Clerk's Office birth and death certificates requirements, including fees and frequently asked questions.

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Marriage Applications http://www.ccclerkrec.us/clerk/marriage/ View Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder marriage website for general information including instructions, license fees and links to other services.

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department Website http://www.contracostacore.us/ View Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department website for general information including contact information and links to other services.

Contra Costa County Divorce Certificates https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/Pages/Vital-Records.aspx Find Contra Costa County, California divorce certificate information, including confidentiality, fees, and certified copy request procedure.

Contra Costa County Library Genealogy Records http://guides.ccclib.org/genealogy View Contra County Library genealogy and history information.

Contra Costa County Naturalization Records http://www.cocohistory.org/nattbl.html view the Contra Costa County Naturalization Records including original documents.

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Find Contra Costa County Divorce Records

Contra Costa County Divorce Records are legal documents relating to a couple's divorce in Contra Costa County, California. They include the divorce papers that the couple files in Contra Costa County Court, as well as any records created during the divorce procedure, and a divorce certificate. California State also collects and indexes divorce filings to help people perform public divorce record searches.

Learn about Divorce Records, including:
  • Where to get Contra Costa County Divorce Records online
  • How to get a copy of your divorce decree
  • Which divorce filings are Contra Costa County public records
  • If Divorce Records appear on background checks
  • Which government agencies issue divorce certificates
Where to Get Contra Costa County Public Divorce Records

Divorce Records, like Contra Costa County marriage, death and birth records, are part of a person's public vital record information. They contain a range of important information about the end of the marriage, such as the date of divorce, the Contra Costa County Office where the divorce was granted, information about the couple, and the reason for the divorce. The complete divorce case file may also include sworn statements from the couple, financial documentation, and any Contra Costa County Court orders related to the divorce. In California State, the complete records related to the divorce may only available at the Contra Costa County Court that granted the divorce, and they can only be requested by one of the former spouses or their legal representatives.

Divorce Certificates in Contra Costa County, CA

A final divorce decree is official proof that the marriage has ended. Divorce decrees, or divorce certificates are required for any legal proceedings after the divorce, including financial and property settlements, alimony filings, and orders for child custody. Divorce certificates and other documents related to the end of the marriage may be held by Contra Costa County Vital Records Offices, Contra Costa County Clerk's Offices, Contra Costa County Courts, and the California Department of Health.

What Divorce Records are used for

Divorce Records are required for property settlements after divorce, changing your name, filing for Contra Costa County child support, alimony, and transferring vehicles or other joint property. Certified divorce certificates may also be required for immigration or for remarrying in Contra Costa County, California. Foreign countries may ask for your Contra Costa County divorce certificate when filing an immigration application or if you plan to marry abroad.

California Divorce Indexes

California maintains divorce indexes, which are databases of divorce decrees filed in CA. These records are not legal documents, but they are useful to determine if a divorce decree was filed in Contra Costa County. Divorce indexes typically include information such as the name and age of the couple, the date of marriage and divorce, the government office in Contra Costa County where the divorce was filed, and the number of children.