When a marital relationship evolves from being healthy to toxic, divorce could happen. In the United States, around 50 percent of the celebrated marriages end in divorce. Quite a few of the factors that could lead to such unfortunate event include adultery, financial difficulties, work stress and obligations, depression and addictions.
Consequently, termination of the marital bond is the answer when a couple fails to reconcile with each other and make the relationship work. For a divorce to be legalized there must be a formal decree issued from the court regardless if an amicable settlement is already made. It is the Probate Judge who issues the verdict, confirms it, and finalizes the entire process. In Georgia, divorce decrees are stored in the Probate Court and sometimes in the Office of the County Clerk. And because they are also deemed as vital records, these registers of marriage dissolution can also be requested from the Bureau of Vital Statistics which operates under the Department of Public Health in the Peach State.