When a spouse feels trapped in a toxic relationship, he or she starts to wonder what solutions there are available. While some people believe that marriage vows are indissoluble, others see the dissolution of marriage as an answer to all the suffering. Divorce now comes into the picture. Divorce impacts a lot of factors – the people involved in the failed marriage, the children who are going to have a broken home eventually, the society, and demographic and legal matters.
Because of these reasons, divorce per se is a vital event and hence, a vital record. Vital records in Georgia are under the protection and maintenance of the Department of Public Health. Nevertheless, only those divorces that took place after June 1952 are obtainable from this office. Also, take note that certified copies of divorce decrees are restricted to the public. This is implemented so as to protect the privacy of the people involved and some legal and confidential matters especially those involving money such as alimony and custody of a child.