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Do you need to know more about a person's background? Searching through vital records can be time consuming and tedious, but may be necessary if you face a legal challenge or simply want to know if a person who has entered your life is telling the truth. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act of 1966, you now have the right to search through certain information contained in government files. You can find information in Kentucky divorce court records that may help you in genealogical research, solve a legal problem or simply gather information about a person. In Kentucky, you'll need to know the county where the divorce decree took place. You won't need to fill out an application if you just want verification that the divorce certificate is on file, but there is a required fee if you want a copy of the record. The fee is for the search performed and is not refundable even if the divorce certificate isn't found. To obtain a copy of the decree, fill out the application – which will include information such as names of the bride and groom and the day, month and year in which the couple were divorced. Mail the completed application to:
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main St. 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Include a check or money order made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer in the amount of $6 per each copy of the divorce certificate you need. The Vital Statistics office states that the processing time may take as long as five to seven days, but they also add to allow thirty days depending on the volume of searches they may be involved in.
When the county searches for your information, you may get sketchy results because of the sheer volume of data and the antiquated search engines and databases of the state. Also, the information you receive may be formatted in a way that's difficult to understand, even for a legal professional. That's why many lawyers and other legal professionals rely on fee-based online services to obtain vital records such as divorce decree certificates. There are many reputable online search services available that can give you immediate access to the information you need for a one-time or continuous membership. Many have huge databases at their fingertips and can search several states at once if you're not sure where the divorce took place. Many times there is no fee charged if they don't produce the requested information. The information you receive from such as service is invaluable if you want to know if a person has developed a criminal record, gone through bankruptcy, property ownership and name and address details. You may not get the detailed information from a free search site that goes through the county clerk for Kentucky divorce records. Also, you can’t be sure that your search will be confidential.
Click on the link to find out more about how you can benefit from fee-based, online search sites to find Kentucky divorce records.