The Freedom of Information Act has mandated the local government of all states, including New Jersey, to open the public documents of the state to its local residents. This has given the residents freedom to obtain or access their personal files, including Divorce Records New Jersey, for them to use it anytime.

There are several reasons as to why people would request for a copy of their divorce record. Genealogy research is one of the reasons but it is not the top reason unlike birth, marriage and death records. It has little information which can be used in updating the family record. One of the common reasons for the retrieval of such document is to conduct a background check on the marital status of an individual. This is usually done by people who have doubts about their partners. They want to make sure that the person they are dating does not have family of his own yet or if he does one, he/she has been legally separated from them. This can save them the hassle and delay if they have plans of marrying.

One would know about the details of the separation through the use of this document. The complete name of the couple who got separated along with the information as to when and where they got separated is documented on the file. A public file, however, would not divulge the reason of the separation as well as the division of properties in order to let the couple have a sense of privacy.

When planning to get a copy of a divorce certificate in New Jersey, one has to send an application form to the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court. It would help hasten the search if all information needed is carefully documented on the application letter. One needs to provide the names of the couple as well as the place and the date of the separation. One also has to indicate why the document is being requested.

Retrieval of the document would cost $10 only in New Jersey. Such amount has to be paid through a money order or a personal check. The office does not accept cash payment through a mail request. The result of the search will then be delivered after several days. The longest time it would take is 4 months.

The wait time has been greatly improved with the use of the Internet. The search can now be done even without leaving home and the results are displayed after a few seconds. There are several websites which allow their users to conduct a free divorce records online search. This allows the user to test the system before they decide to pay for the retrieval of the document itself.

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