Montana Divorce Records
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, anyone can now search through free divorce records to find a file they might need for legal, genealogical or personal reasons. Many employers need to know the background of a prospective employee and may search through many types of vital records to find the information they need. Montana divorce records may be requested from the following Montana department:
Public Health and Human Services of Montana
Vital Statistics Bureau
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
Certified copies of a divorce record aren’t available from this office. Instead, you must verify the county where the divorce was granted and then send the request to the proper county address. The above service department can direct you to the appropriate county. When requesting a Montana divorce record, there are certain guidelines you must follow or your request may be denied. Some of these guidelines include:
- Don't request more than one copy of a divorce decree in your letter.
- Include all information that you have on the divorce, such as names, nicknames possible spellings and date of the divorce (if you don’t know the exact date and wish to search through several years, there is a fee for multiple year searches).
- Provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the Montana divorce record.
- Montana cannot give you an exact time span for finding and sending you a copy of a divorce record. It depends on the work load of the office.
- The fee for searching through Montana divorce records is $10. Searches can be conducted from July of 1943 until the present date.
- You may be asked to supply certain information about yourself, including your name, address, phone number, copy of a photo identification, your relationship to the divorced couple and your signature.
State of Montana Divorce Records
Online search services also provide copies of Montana divorce records and keep your identity fully confidential. For a reasonable fee, all you need to do is provide some information about the divorced couple, such as names and date the divorce took place (if you know). You'll usually receive a reply within moments. These online search engines are powerful and thorough, and the professionals who monitor the report can supply concise and up to date information about the divorce in question. You'll also avoid the hassle of dealing with state agencies and overworked employees. To find out more about online search services that can help you find Montana divorce records, click on the link below.