Louisiana Divorce Records
Louisiana is an open record state that doesn’t place any restrictions on the documents. Even though births and deaths in Louisiana are classified, divorce records can be searched for a small fee by the Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted. The cost for copies varies according to the parish you’re inquiring from and how far back the search must go. The most popular searches for divorce court records take place in the parish of New Orleans:
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
325 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
The state of Louisiana requires the couples’ full names and year of divorce (if known). The more information that you can provide the faster you’ll receive the result and the more comprehensive it will be. You may also be required to enter your information such as name and email address. The state of Louisiana has retained birth, marriage, divorce and death records since July, 1914. If you need to find information about a divorce that happened before that date, you’ll need to contact:
Louisiana State Archives
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
If you don’t know the parish in which the divorce was issued, you may want to do a state-wide search from an independent, online service. For a small fee, you can have the service search the state by offering them as much information as you have on the case. The results of a fee-based search will be confidential and will be presented to you in an easy format to understand. Online, fee-based services employ legal professionals who know how to search for information that might be difficult for a lay-person. They also have huge databases and resources at their disposal. Another reason for choosing an online, fee-based service is that the data presented by a state archive search can be confusing and even erroneous. There are such a vast number of names to search through that the information you want may have become skewed in the process.
Louisiana divorce records can be used for genealogy research, to find marriage and information on a prospective bride or groom or to present to the parish clerk if you’re applying for a new marriage license. Details in any Louisiana divorce record can be extremely beneficial to those searching for information about a person that may have a questionable past or to gather data for family records. You can try an online search for Louisiana divorce records today by simply clicking on the link below.