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Divorce Records in Alabama

Unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce. Where are the Alabama divorce records stored?

Most Alabama divorce records are actually stored at the local County Divorce Records courthouse level in the state where the divorce took place. Any search for official divorce records should begin at the County Divorce Records courthouse where the divorce took place.

If the County Divorce Records is not known, you have several choices for your search. You can conduct a search at every County Divorce Records in the state until you locate the divorce records that you are looking to find. You may also look at the state repository if one exists. The final option involves conducting a search for past and /or current spouses. This search usually includes the addresses for each spouse that is discovered. Your search can then continue at the County Divorce Records courthouse that coincides with these.

The state may have a state repository where a database of divorce records is stored. Official certified copies of divorce records can only be obtained from the local County Divorce Records. Although the state repository will issue copies of the records, they will not be certified.

Alabama Divorce records usually include the first, middle, and last names of the individuals. The County Divorce Records name where the divorce took place is also listed. The official date of the divorce, the recorded date of the filing of the divorce, and an identifying certificate number are also included. Some states will also include other information like the number of children under the age of eighteen at the time of the divorce. The maiden name of the wife is usually included as well.

Typically, a basic search for Alabama divorce records will take about two to ten days. If only a little information is provided for the search, then it may take longer. Moreover, genealogical searches can take much longer depending on the amount of information provided as well as the date of the divorce. In rare cases, the records simply do not exist due to damage by fire or the simple fact that the records were never written up.

Most County Divorce Records courthouses require a written request that includes personal information about the requestor. Typically, you will need to provide your name and your relationship to the individual for whom you are trying to locate the divorce records. Additionally, a small fee will be required at this time as well. Depending upon the courthouse location, the fee should range between five and fifteen dollars. Longer searches, such as genealogical searches will cost more.

A successful search for official divorce records can be met by following these guidelines:

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, 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.

    An alphabetical list of addresses for Alabama County Divorce Records courthouses is provided for your convenience:

    Autauga County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Autauga County Clerk
    134 N Court St
    Prattville, AL 36067-0488
    Telephone: (334) 361-3725

    Baldwin County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Baldwin County Clerk
    P.O. Box 239
    Bay Minette, AL 36507-0239
    Telephone: (251) 937-9561

    Barbour County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Barbour County Clerk
    1800 Fifth Avenue, North
    P.O. Box 398
    Clayton, AL 36016
    Telephone: (334) 775-8371

    Bibb County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Bibb County Divorce Records 455 Walnut St., Room #100
    Centreville, AL 35042
    Telephone: (205) 926-3103

    Blount County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Blount County Clerk
    P.O. Box 668
    Oneonta, AL 35121
    (205) 625-4160
    Telephone: (205) 625-4191

    Bullock County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Bullock County Clerk
    P.O. Box 71
    Union Springs, AL 36089-0071
    Telephone: (334) 738-2280 for divorce records, (334) 738-2250 for marriage and probate records

    Butler County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Butler County Clerk
    700 Court Square
    Greenville, AL 36037-2326
    Telephone: (334) 382-3512

    Calhoun County Divorce Records Divorce Records
    Calhoun County Clerk
    P.O. Box 610
    Anniston, AL 36202-0610
    Telephone: (256) 236-8231

    Chambers County Divorce Records
    Chambers County Clerk
    Court Square
    Lafayette, AL 36862
    Telephone: (334) 864-7181

    Cherokee County Divorce Records
    Cherokee County Clerk
    100 Main St.
    Centre, AL 35960-1534
    Telephone: (256) 927-3363

    Chilton County Divorce Records
    Chilton County Clerk
    P.O. Box 557
    Clanton, AL 35045-0057
    Telephone: (205) 755-1555

    For marriage records:
    Chilton County Divorce Records Probate Office
    P.O. Box 270
    Clanton, Alabama 35046
    Telephone: (205) 755-1555

    Choctaw County Divorce Records
    Choctaw County Clerk
    117 S. Mulberry Ave.
    Butler, AL 36904
    Telephone: (205) 459-2155

    Clarke County Divorce Records
    Clarke County Clerk
    P.O. Box 548
    Grove Hill, AL 36451-0548
    Telephone: (251) 275-3251

    Clay County Divorce Records
    Clay County Divorce Records Courthouse
    Judge of Probate
    P.O. Box 187
    Ashland, AL 36251
    Telephone: (256) 396-6421

    Cleburne County Divorce Records
    Cleburne County Clerk
    406 Vickery Street
    Heflin, AL 36264
    Telephone: (256) 463-5655

    Coffee County Divorce Records
    Coffee County Clerk
    230 Court Street
    Elba, AL 36323
    Telephone: (334) 897-2211

    Colbert County Divorce Records
    Colbert County Clerk
    201 North Main Street
    Tuscumbia, AL 35674-2042
    Telephone: (256) 383-6353

    Conecuh County Divorce Records
    Conecuh County Clerk
    200 Court Square, Jackson St.
    Mailing address: P.O. Box 149
    Evergreen, AL 36401
    Telephone: (251) 578-1221

    Coosa County Divorce Records
    Coosa County Clerk
    P.O. Box 218
    Rockford, AL 35136
    Telephone: (256) 362-5721

    Covington County Divorce Records
    Covington County Clerk
    1 Court Square
    Andalusia, AL 36420
    Telephone: (334) 222-3189

    Crenshaw County Divorce Records
    Crenshaw County Clerk
    P.O. Box 227
    Luverne, AL 36049-0227
    Telephone: (334) 335-6569

    Cullman County Divorce Records
    Cullman County Clerk
    P.O. Box 698
    Cullman, AL 35056-0698
    Telephone: (256) 739-3530

    Dale County Divorce Records
    Dale County Clerk
    P.O. Box 246
    Ozark, AL 36361-0246
    Telephone: (334) 774-2754 for marriage records, (334) 774-5003 for divorce records

    Dallas County Divorce Records
    Dallas County Clerk
    P.O. Box 997
    Selma, AL 36702-0997
    Telephone: (334) 875-4401

    DeKalb County Divorce Records
    DeKalb County Clerk
    111 Grand Ave, Ste 200
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone: (256) 845-8525

    Elmore County Divorce Records
    Elmore County Clerk
    P.O. Box 280
    Wetumpka, AL 36092-0280
    Telephone: (334) 567-2571

    Escambia County Divorce Records
    Escambia County Clerk
    P.O. Box 848
    Brewton, AL 36427-0848
    Telephone: (850) 595-6543

    Etowah County Divorce Records
    Etowah County Clerk
    800 Forrest Avenue
    Gadsden, AL 35901-3641
    Telephone: (256) 546-2821

    Fayette County Divorce Records
    Fayette County Clerk
    P.O. Box 509
    Fayette, AL 35555-0509
    Telephone: (205) 932-4519

    Franklin County Divorce Records
    Franklin County Clerk
    P.O. Box 1438
    Russellville, AL 35653
    Telephone: (256) 332-1210

    Geneva County Divorce Records
    Geneva County Clerk
    P.O. Box 430
    Geneva, AL 36340-0430
    Telephone: (334) 684-2276

    Greene County Divorce Records
    Greene County Clerk
    P.O. Box 656
    Eutaw, AL 35462-0656
    Telephone:(205) 372-3349

    Hale County Divorce Records
    Hale County Clerk
    P.O. Box 396
    Greensboro, AL 36744-0396
    Telephone: (334) 624-8740

    Henry County Divorce Records
    Henry County Clerk
    P.O. Box 337
    Abbeville, AL 36310-0337
    Telephone: (334) 585-3257

    Houston County Divorce Records
    Houston County Clerk
    100 North Oates Street
    Dothan, AL 36302-6406
    Telephone: (334) 793-1114

    Jackson County Divorce Records
    Jackson County Divorce Records Probate
    204 Liberty Ln.
    Scottsboro, AL 35769
    Telephone: (256) 574-9290

    Jefferson County Divorce Records
    Jefferson County Clerk
    716 North 21st Street
    Birmingham, AL 35263
    Telephone: (205) 325-5512

    Lamar County Divorce Records
    Lamar County Clerk
    P.O. Box 338
    Vernon, AL 35592-0338
    Telephone: (205) 695-9119

    Lauderdale County Divorce Records
    Lauderdale County Clerk
    P.O. Box 1059
    Florence, AL 35631-1059
    Telephone: (256) 760-5800

    Lawrence County Divorce Records
    Lawrence County Clerk
    P.O. Box 307
    Moulton, AL 35650
    Telephone: (256) 974-2440

    Lee County Divorce Records
    Lee County Clerk
    215 S 9th St
    Opelika, AL 36801-0666
    Telephone: (334) 749-7141

    Limestone County Divorce Records
    Limestone County Clerk
    310 West Washington Street
    Athens, AL 35611
    Telephone: (256) 233-6404

    Lowndes County Divorce Records
    Lowndes County Clerk
    P.O. Box 66
    Hayneville, AL 36040-0065
    Telephone: (334) 584-2365

    Macon County Divorce Records
    Macon County Clerk
    101 East Northside Street
    Tuskegee, AL 36083-1750
    Telephone: (334) 727-1800

    Madison County Divorce Records
    Madison County Clerk
    100 Northside Square
    Huntsville, AL 35801-3606
    Telephone: (256) 532-3300

    Marengo County Divorce Records
    Marengo County Clerk
    101 E. Coats Ave.
    Linden, AL 36748-1546
    Telephone: (334) 295-5226

    Marion County Divorce Records
    Marion County Clerk
    P.O. Drawer 1687
    Hamilton, AL 35570
    Telephone: (205) 921-2471

    Marshall County Divorce Records
    Marshall County Clerk
    Guntersville, AL 35976
    Telephone: (256) 921-3172

    Mobile County Divorce Records
    Mobile County Divorce Records Health Department
    251 N Bayou
    P O Box 2867
    Mobile, AL 36652
    Telephone: (251) 690-8150

    Monroe County Divorce Records
    Monroe County Clerk
    P.O. Box 8
    Monroeville, AL 35461-0008
    Telephone: (251) 575-3778

    Montgomery County Divorce Records
    Montgomery County Clerk
    P O Box 5625
    Montgomery, AL 36103
    Telephone: (334) 206-5418

    Morgan County Divorce Records
    Morgan County Clerk
    P.O. Box 668
    Decatur, AL 35602-0668
    Telephone: (256) 351-4600

    Perry County Divorce Records
    Perry County Clerk
    P.O. Box 478
    Marion, AL 36756-0478
    Telephone: (334) 571-7701

    Pickens County Divorce Records
    Pickens County Clerk
    P.O. Box 370
    Carrollton, AL 35447
    Telephone: (205) 367-2010

    Pike County Divorce Records
    Pike County Clerk
    P.O. Box 1147
    Troy, AL 36081
    Telephone: (334) 566-1246

    Randolph County Divorce Records
    Randolph County Clerk
    P.O. Box 328
    Wedowee, AL 36278-0328
    Telephone: (256) 357-4933

    Russell County Divorce Records
    Russell County Clerk
    P.O. Box 518
    Phenix City, AL 36868-0518
    Telephone: (334) 297-1347

    St. Clair County Divorce Records
    St. Clair County Clerk
    P.O. Box 397
    Ashville, AL 35953-0397
    Telephone: (205) 594-5114

    Shelby County Divorce Records
    Shelby County Clerk
    P.O. Box 1627
    Columbiana, AL 35051-1627
    Telephone: (205) 669-3740

    Sumter County Divorce Records
    Sumter County Clerk
    P.O. Box 936
    Livingston, AL 35470-0936
    Telephone: (205) 652-7281

    Talladega County Divorce Records
    Talladega County Clerk
    P.O. Box 755
    Talladega, AL 35160-0755
    Telephone: (256) 362-4175

    Tallapoosa County Divorce Records
    Tallapoosa County Clerk
    125 N. Broadnax St., Rm. 126
    Dadeville, AL 36853-1395
    Telephone: (256) 825-4266

    Tuscaloosa County Divorce Records
    Tuscaloosa County Clerk
    714 Greensboro Ave.
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-1847
    Telephone: (205) 349-3870

    Walker County Divorce Records
    Walker County Clerk
    P.O. Box 749
    Jasper, AL 35501-0749
    Telephone: (205) 384-7268

    Washington County Divorce Records
    Washington County Clerk
    P.O. Box 549
    Chatom, AL 36518
    Telephone: (251) 847-2201

    Wilcox County Divorce Records
    Wilcox County Clerk
    P.O. Box 656
    Camden, AL 36726
    Telephone: (334) 682-4881

    Winston County Divorce Records
    Winston County Clerk
    P.O. Box 309
    Double Springs, AL 35553-0309
    Telephone: (205) 489-5219
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