Do you need a copy of a divorce decree? Whether it is for the purpose of remarrying, restoring a woman’s maiden name, travel, financial loan applications, and so on, you can actually get a hold of these crucial documents at certain agencies the government has appointed for the identifying, prioritizing, tracking and archiving of all vital records in the state.
In Georgia, it is the Department of Public Health which serves as the central repository for all the vital records in the Peach State. For marriage and divorce records in particular – especially those that date back before June 1952 – they are only accessible locally through the Probate Court or the County Clerk’s Office. In Henry County, for instance, requests for divorce decrees specifically certified copies must be addressed to the Probate Judge.