As of the year 2014, the Us Census Bureau has recorded the frequency of divorce in the states which is one in every thirteen seconds. Accordingly, there are 6,646 divorces that occur daily. This number is quite huge. Divorce, like marriage, is a legal event. Thus the state has made sure that these vital documents are protected and maintained.
Georgia, like most US states, is an open records state. This means that anyone in Georgia can obtain any public records they need so long as the procurement process is followed properly and the necessary requirements are secured. However, divorce records in the Peach State are not totally open to the public. Only informational copies can be requested as certified copies of divorce decrees are restricted. This is to protect the divorcees because the decree entails more crucial information other than the couple’s names in full and the whereabouts of the event.