Fulton County Divorce Records Search (Illinois)

Perform a free Fulton County, IL public divorce records search, including divorce papers, filings, decrees, certificates, indexes, forms, and documents.


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Fulton County Clerk Marriage Records http://www.fultonco.org/officials/elected/county-clerk/records-maintained-by-the-county-clerk/get-a-marriage-license/ View Fulton County Clerk marriage licenses, including information on how to file.

Fulton County Clerk Website http://www.fultonco.org/officials/elected/county-clerk/fulton-county-clerk-mission-and-duties/ View Fulton County Clerk webpage, including phone number, address and hours of operation.

Fulton County Divorce Certificates http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records/dissolution-marriage-records Find Fulton County, Illinois divorce certificate information, including confidentiality, fees, and certified copy request procedure.

Find Fulton County Divorce Records

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

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

Divorce Records, like Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton County Court orders related to the divorce. In Illinois State, the complete records related to the divorce may only available at the Fulton 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 Fulton County, IL

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 Fulton County Vital Records Offices, Fulton County Clerk's Offices, Fulton County Courts, and the Illinois Department of Health.

What Divorce Records are used for

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

Illinois Divorce Indexes

Illinois maintains divorce indexes, which are databases of divorce decrees filed in IL. These records are not legal documents, but they are useful to determine if a divorce decree was filed in Fulton 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 Fulton County where the divorce was filed, and the number of children.