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Unlike some other states that maintain free public divorce records through a central office location, you must know the county in which the divorce took place to find Minnesota divorce records. If you know the county of the divorce, you can request a copy of the decree by writing to that county’s vital statistics department. There are many reasons why you may need a copy of a divorce decree. One, is to perform an accurate genealogical research, another might be if you need to prove you're legally divorced for legal or personal reasons.
Securing background information might be another reason for wanting a copy of a divorce decree. Employers use background searches frequently to check out prospective employees and others may use background searches to check out a new person that has come in to their lives. Whatever the reason, when you want a copy of a divorce decree, you'll want concise and accurate information. You'll need to pay a fee of $10 to access a Minnesota divorce record through the state archives and vital records and fill out an application that provides some information about the divorced couple – and you. Since there is no central location that keeps divorce records, you must know the county in which the divorce took place and look up the address for that county's vital records to make the request.
Another way to acquire a Minnesota divorce record is to use an online search site. For a reasonable fee, you can enlist professionals to search through the records for you. These sites have access to a world of information that would be difficult for you to enter. Powerful search engines can gain access to a record in a matter of minutes that might take normal search methods days to find, and you can be sure of the accuracy of the report you get. It only takes a few minutes to provide the information necessary for the search. You can rest assured that your identity will remain strictly confidential and that you can rely on the information provided. This is extremely important in legal cases where the accuracy of a report can mean the difference in winning or losing a case.
If you know you'll be using a fee-based, online search site on a regular basis (for example, if you're conducting a wide range of genealogical searches), you can join in a monthly membership and use the site as often as you like. Click on the link to see how easy it is to get started searching through Minnesota divorce records – or any vital records you may need for a thorough search.