People are generally resigned to having their vital information officially recorded by the government. A great deal of resources is channeled into gathering and managing these records. In the Information Age, it is seen as a required mark of sound democratic governance. This information resource is also not solely reserved for government use only. The public has the right of access to many of the government records too. One example is Public Marriage Records.
Archive for July, 2008
One of the greatest civil amenities that we enjoy from government agencies is Public Records. They come in various specific categories, with Marriage, Divorce, Birth and Death constituting the Vital Public Records group. We can learn a great deal about people from their vital public records and Public Divorce Records are popular for that.
At a basic level, the information contained in public divorce records includes personal particulars of the divorcing parties and those of their children if any, time and place of both the divorce and the marriage at hand, asset division, alimony and other settlement, filing number, children custody, grounds for divorce, restraining orders and final decree.
We walk the talk insofar as our core virtue of open society goes. Yes, the American civil system soundly upholds public transparency and government accountability through our Public Records and the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act 1966) mandates that. Public Divorce Records is but only one of the several record categories upon this value that have come about over the years.
Much information is contained in public divorce records. It includes the personal particulars of the people involved and details surrounding the divorce such as date and location, filing number, alimony, child custody, asset division and so forth. A Divorce Certificate can be present too although its certified copy may have to be separately requested.