Registers of divorce in Clay County, Georgia are legal records. In the state level, these are under the keeping of the State Office, the Georgia Department of Public Health. In the county level, either the County Clerk’s Office or the Probate Judge of Clay County can be visited. However, it is noteworthy to remember that Georgia restricts certified copies of divorce decrees to the public. As such, only informational copies of these documents may be disseminated should anyone in the public request them for whatever intentions.
Unless the purpose for perusing Clay County divorce records is for criminal background investigations, certified copies might not be obtained. In this case, it is vital to file your request to the Probate Court in Clay County and indicate your reason of procurement to get a hold of the certified copy of the record you need. Informational copies are given to those who request these documents for other purposes such as remarriage, reinstatement of the wife’s maiden name, financial loan applications, travel and etc.