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Arkansas Divorce Records

Arkansas Divorces are regulated by the state in which they are filed. Therefore, Arkansas divorce records are stored and maintained by that state. More specifically, the local County Divorce Records courthouse where the divorce was filed and finalized is responsible for the maintenance of the divorce records.

In some counties, the Prothonotary Office at the local County Divorce Records courthouse holds the divorce records. Smaller County Divorce Records offices may not have an office of this type. Some states also maintain a state repository or central holding location for all records. However, any requests for certified copies should be directed to the local County Divorce Records since the state does not issue certified copies. In Arkansas, requests can be made to the Circuit or Chancery Clerk in the County Divorce Records where the divorce was filed.

A written request and a small fee is required for a certified copy of a divorce record. Specific information about the individual placing the request must also be included. This includes name and address, the relationship to the individual whose records are being requested, and identification. Each courthouse charges a small fee, typically between five and fifteen dollars to recover the cost of the search and copy of the record.

Basic information about the divorced couple is necessary in order to process the request. At the very least, the name of the divorced couple, the County Divorce Records in which the divorce took place and the date of the divorce should be provided to the clerk.

Information is included on each copy of the divorce record. This includes the husbandís full name, the wifeís full name with her maiden name, the County Divorce Records name where the divorce was filed, the filing date of the divorce, the date of the finalized divorce, and the divorce certificate number. Some states also list the number of the coupleís children under the age of eighteen at the time the divorce was filed. Usually, the names are not included.

Divorce records are filed by the husbandís name. The name of the County Divorce Records is also important since this is the location where the records are stored and will be found. If this information isnít known, you may need to search for the records one County Divorce Records at a time.

Another way to search when you do not have sufficient information is to begin at the state level to gather the information, and then request a certified copy from the County Court Records. Also, you can conduct a search for the past and current spouses in an attempt to locate the name of the County Court Records. A search for spouses produces a list of the addresses along with the spousesí names.

Searches are more productive when the requested information is provided. Genealogical searches take longer since less information is available. The typical search for divorce records takes between two to ten days, sometimes longer. The size of the courthouse, the size of the staff, the time of year, and the amount of information may delay the processing of the request. A small fee is required for a certified copy of the divorce record.

Follow these guidelines to produce a more efficient search.

1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one document.
4. Include the full names of the individuals, including nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used.
5. Include the full address of the individual at the time of the divorce, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the County Divorce Records in which the divorce took place, include that as well.
6. Include the date that the divorce was finalized. If you do not have this piece of information available, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
7. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a daytime telephone number, as well as, an evening telephone number. You may also include a fax number or an e-mail address.
8. You should include your relationship to the individualís listed in your search request.
9. You should include the purpose of your request.
10. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well, including a driverís license number.
11. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
12. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

A list of the local County Divorce Records courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Arkansas is provided below in alphabetical order.

State of Arkansas
Arkansas Dept of Health
Division of Vital Records
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone: (501) 661-2726
Fax: (501) 663-2832

Arkansas County Divorce Records
Arkansas County Clerk
P.O. Box 719
Stuttgart, AR 72160-0719
Telephone: (870) 946-4321

Ashley County Divorce Records
Ashley County Clerk
205 E. Jefferson St.
Hamburg, AR 71646-3007
Telephone: (870) 853-5243

Baxter County Divorce Records
Baxter County Clerk
#1 East 7th Rm. 103
Mountain Home, AR 72653-4065
Telephone: (870) 425-3475

Benton County Divorce Records
Benton County Clerk
P.O. Box 699
Bentonville, AR 72712-0699
Telephone: (479) 271-1013

Boone County Court Records
Boone County Clerk
Courthouse
100 N. Main
Harrison, AR 72601
Telephone: (870) 741-8428

Bradley County Divorce Records
Bradley County Clerk
Bradley County Divorce Records Courthouse
1 Arkansas
Warren, AR 71671-2737
Telephone: (870) 226-3853

Calhoun County Divorce Records
Calhoun County Clerk
P.O. Box 626
Hampton, AR 71744-0626
Telephone: (870) 798-2517

Carroll County Divorce Records
Carroll County Clerk
210 W. Church St.
Berryville, AR 72616-4233
Telephone: (870) 423-2967

Chicot County Divorce Records
Chicot County Clerk
County Divorce Records Courthouse
108 Main St.
Lake Village, AR 71653-1959
Telephone: (501) 265-8010

Clark County Divorce Records
Clark County Clerk
Court House Square
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Telephone: (870) 246-5847

Clay County Court Records
Clay County Clerk
Piggott Courthouse
P.O. Box 306
Piggott, AR 72454-0306
Telephone: (870) 598-2667

Corning County Court Records
Corning County Clerk
P.O. Box 92
Corning, AR 72422
Telephone: (870) 857-3480

Cleburne County Divorce Records
Cleburne County Clerk
P.O. Box 543
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Telephone: (501) 362-8149

Cleveland County Divorce Records
Cleveland County Clerk
P.O. Box 368
Rison, AR 71665-0368
Telephone: (870) 325-6214

Columbia County Divorce Records
Columbia County Clerk
1 Court Square
Magnolia, AR 71753-3527
Telephone: (870) 235-3774

Conway County Divorce Records
Conway County Clerk
117 South Moose St. Rm 203
Morrilton, AR 72110-3427
Telephone: (501) 354-9640

Craighead County Divorce Records
Craighead County Clerk
511 Union
Jonesboro, AR 72401-2849
Telephone: (870) 933-4520

Crawford County Divorce Records
Crawford County Clerk
Courthouse
Van Buren, AR 72956
Telephone: (501) 474-1312

Crittenden County Divorce Records
Crittenden County Clerk
County Divorce Records Courthouse
Marion, AR 72364-1892
Telephone: (870) 739-4434

Cross County Divorce Records
Cross County Clerk
705 E. Union Ave.
Wynne, AR 72396-3039
Telephone: (870) 238-5735

Dallas County Divorce Records
Dallas County Clerk
206 W. 3rd St.
Fordyce, AR 71742
Telephone: (501) 352-3371

Desha County Divorce Records
Desha County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Arkansas City, AR 71630-0188
Telephone: (870) 877-2426

Drew County Divorce Records
Drew County Clerk
210 S. Main St.
Monticello, AR 71655-4731
Telephone: (501) 460-6260

Faulkner County Divorce Records
Faulkner County Clerk
801 Locust St.
Conway, AR 72032
Telephone: (501) 450-4909

Franklin County Divorce Records
Franklin County Clerk
Courthouse
Ozark, AR 72949
Telephone: (479) 667-3607

Fulton County Divorce Records
Fulton County Clerk
P.O. Box 278
Salem, AR 72576-0278
Telephone: (870) 895-3310

Garland County Divorce Records
Garland County Clerk
501 Ouachita Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901-5154
Telephone: (501) 622-3610

Grant County Divorce Records
Grant County Clerk
P.O. Box 364
Sheridan, AR 72150
Telephone: (870) 942-2551

Greene County Divorce Records
Greene County Clerk
320 W. Court, Room 102
Paragould, AR 72450
Telephone: (479) 239-6311

Hempstead County Divorce Records
Hempstead County Clerk
Courthouse
Hope, AR 71801
Telephone: (870) 777-6164

Hot Spring County Divorce Records
Hot Spring County Clerk
3rd & Locust St.
Malvern, AR 72104
Telephone: (501) 332-2291

Howard County Divorce Records
Howard County Clerk
421 N. Main St., Rm. 10
Nashville, AR 71852-2008
Telephone: (870) 845-7502

Independence County Divorce Records
Independence County Clerk
192 E. Main St.
Batesville, AR 72501-3135
Telephone: (501) 793-8828

Izard County Divorce Records
Izard County Clerk
Courthouse
Melbourne, AR 72556
Telephone: (870) 368-4328

Jackson County Divorce Records
Jackson County Clerk
County Divorce Records Courthouse
P.O. Box 641
Newport, AR 72112-0641
Telephone: (501) 523-7420
Telephone: (870) 523-7420

Jefferson County Divorce Records
Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box 6317
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-6317
Telephone: (870) 541-5360

Johnson County Divorce Records
Johnson County Clerk
P.O. Box 57
Clarksville, AR 72830-0278
Telephone: (479) 754-3967

Lafayette County Divorce Records
Lafayette County Clerk
#2 Courthouse Square
Lewisville, AR 71845
Telephone: (870) 921-4878

Lawrence County Divorce Records
Lawrence County Clerk
315 W Main Rm 1
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-0553
Telephone: (479) 886-1111

Lee County Divorce Records
Lee County Clerk
15 E. Chestnut St., Room 4
Marianna, AR 72360-2302
Telephone: (501) 295-7715

Lincoln County Divorce Records
Lincoln County Clerk
Courthouse
Star City, AR 71667-1100
Telephone: (870) 628-4147

Little River County Divorce Records
Little River County Clerk
351 N. 2nd St.
Ashdown, AR 71822-2753
Telephone: (870) 898-7208

Logan County Divorce Records
Logan County Clerk
Courthouse
Booneville, AR 72927
Telephone: (479) 963-2618

Lonoke County Court Records
Lonoke County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 431
Lonoke, AR 72086
Telephone: (501) 676-6403

Madison County Divorce Records
Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Huntsville, AR 72740-0037
Telephone: (501) 738-6721

Marion County Divorce Records
Marion County Clerk
Courthouse
Yellville, AR 72687
Telephone: (870) 449-6226

Miller County Divorce Records
Miller County Clerk
400 Laurel St.
Texarkana, AR 71854
Telephone: (870) 774-1501

Mississippi County Divorce Records
Mississippi County Clerk
Courthouse
Blytheville, AR 72315
Telephone: (870) 763-3212

Monroe County Divorce Records
Monroe County Clerk
123 Madison St.
Clarendon, AR 72029-2742
Telephone: (870) 747-3632

Montogomery County Divorce Records
Montogomery County Clerk
P.O. Box 717
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Telephone: (870) 867-3114

Nevada County Divorce Records
Nevada County Clerk
Courthouse
Prescott, AR 71857
Telephone: (870) 887-3115

Newton County Divorce Records
Newton County Clerk
P.O. Box 410
Jasper, AR 72641-0435
Telephone: (870) 446-5125

Ouachita County Divorce Records
Ouachita County Clerk
P.O. Box 644
Camden, AR 71701
Telephone: (870) 837-2220

Perry County Divorce Records
Perry County Clerk
P.O. Box 358
Perryville, AR 72126-0358
Telephone: (501) 889-5126

Phillips County Divorce Records
Phillips County Clerk
Courthouse
Helena, AR 72342-3306
Telephone: (870) 338-5505

Pike County Divorce Records
Pike County Clerk
Courthouse
Murfreeboro, AR 71958
Telephone: (870) 285-2231

Poinsett County Divorce Records
Poinsett County Clerk
Courthouse
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Telephone: (870) 578-5333

Polk County Divorce Records
Polk County Clerk
507 Church St.
Mena, AR 71953-3257
Telephone: (479) 394-8123

Pope County Divorce Records
Pope County Clerk
100 West Main
Russellville, AR 72801
Telephone: (479) 968-6064

Prairie County Divorce Records
Prairie County Clerk
P.O. Box 278
Des Arc, AR 72040-0278
Telephone: (870) 256-3741

Pulaski County Divorce Records
Pulaski County Clerk
401 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201-1407
Telephone: (501) 340-8431

Randolph County Divorce Records
Randolph County Clerk
201 Marr Street
Pocahontas, AR 72455-3322
Telephone: (870) 892-5264

St. Francis County Divorce Records
St. Francis County Clerk
313 S. Izard St.
P.O. Box 926
Forrest City, AR 72335-3856
Telephone: (501) 261-1725

Saline County Divorce Records
Saline County Clerk
Courthouse
Benton, AR 72015-3784
Telephone: (501) 303-5630

Scott County Divorce Records
Scott County Clerk
P.O. Box 1578
Waldron, AR 72958-1578
Telephone: (479) 637-2155

Searcy County Divorce Records
Searcy County Clerk
Courthouse
Marshall, AR 72650-0297
Telephone: (870) 448-3807

Sebastian County Divorce Records
Sebastian County Clerk
Courthouse
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone: (479) 782-5065

Sevier County Divorce Records
Sevier County Clerk
115 N. 3rd St.
De Queen, AR 71832-2852
Telephone: (870) 642-2425

Sharp County Divorce Records
Sharp County Clerk
Courthouse
Ash Flat, AR 72513
Telephone: (870) 994-7338

Stone County Divorce Records
Stone County Clerk
P.O. Drawer 120
Mountain View, AR 72560
Telephone: (870) 269-3271

Union County Divorce Records
Union County Clerk
101 N. Washington, Suite 102
El Dorado, AR 71730
Telephone: (870) 864-1910

Van Buren County Divorce Records
Van Buren County Clerk
Route 6, Box 254-9
Clinton, AR 72031
Telephone: (501) 745-4140

Washington County Divorce Records
Washington County Clerk
280 N. College Ave., Suite 300
Fayetteville, AR 72701-5309
Telephone: (479) 444-1711

White County Divorce Records
White County Clerk
300 North Spruce
Searcy, AR 72143-7720
Telephone: (501) 279-6204

Woodruff County Divorce Records
Woodruff County Clerk
500 N. 3rd St.
Augusta, AR 72006-2056
Telephone: (870) 347-5206

Yell County Divorce Records
Yell County Clerk
Courthouse
Danville, AR 72833
Telephone: (501) 495-2414
 

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