How to Find Divorce Records in New Jersey




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Finding Divorce Records in New Jersey - Divorce records in NewJersey are maintained by the state in which the divorce was filed and finalized. Typically, the records are stored at the county in which the divorce was filed. Some states may also maintain divorce records in state repositories. Although a copy of a divorce record may be obtained form the state courthouse, the record will no be a certified copy. Certified copies are only available from local county courthouses.

If you do not know the location of the county where the divorce was filed, your search can become quite extensive, time consuming, and costly. In this case, it would be wiser to conduct a current and past spouse search on the individual. This type of search will produce a list of all of the names of current or past spouses. Typically, addresses will be included for each spouse, giving you a location for your divorce record search.

Commonly, the search for divorce records takes between two to ten days, depending on the amount of information that has been provided. Unfortunately, genealogical searches may take longer. Additionally, searches that are conducted with little information will take longer. If you do not have the address, including the county, then your search will usually require an additional fee.

In order to produce a short and successful search, follow the guidelines listed below as closely as possible. Provide as much accurate information as possible, even if you do not believe it is enough.

A successful search for divorce records can be achieved by completing the following steps:
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 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.
Since a search for divorce records should be conducted through the local county court system, a list of the local county courts located in the state of New Jersey are included here.
Addresses for New Jersey local county courthouses (arranged alphabetically):
State of New Jersey
New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services
State Registrar Search Unit
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Telephone: (609) 292-4087
Fax: (609) 392-4292

Atlantic County
Atlantic County Clerk
5901 Main St.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Telephone: (609) 625-4011

Bergen County
Hackensack Dept of Health
215 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7017
Telephone: (201) 646-3966

Burlington County
Burlington County Clerk
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060-1384
Telephone: (609) 265-5020

Camden County
Camden County Clerk
5th and Mickle Boulevard
Camden, NJ 08103-4001
Telephone: (609) 225-7214

Cape May County
Cape May County Clerk
7 N. Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Telephone: (609) 465-1010

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Clerk
Broad and Fayette
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Telephone: (609) 451-8000

Essex County
Essex County, City of Newark
920 Broad Street Room 111
Newark, NJ 07101
Telephone: (973) 733-6510

Gloucester County
Gloucester County Clerk
1 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096-7376
Telephone: (609) 853-3200

Hudson County
Hudson County Clerk
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306-2394
Telephone: (201) 795-6600

Hunterdon County
Hunterdon County Clerk
71 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 788-1221

Mercer County
Mercer County Clerk
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Telephone: (609) 989-6517

Monmouth County
Monmouth County Clerk
1 East Main St.
Freehold, NJ 07728-1255
Telephone: (908) 431-7387

Morris County
Morris County Clerk
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07960-0900
Telephone: (973) 285-6120

Ocean County
Ocean County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
Telephone: (732) 929-2053

Passaic County
Passaic County Clerk
77 Hamilton Street
Paterson, NJ 07505-2018
Telephone: (973) 225-3632

Salem County
Salem County Clerk
92 Market Street
Salem City, NJ 08079-1913
Telephone: (609) 935-7510

Somerset County
Somerset County Clerk
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
Telephone: (908) 231-7006

Sussex County
Sussex County Office of the County Clerk
4 Park Place
Newton, NJ 07860
Telephone: (973) 579-0900

Union County
Union County Clerk
2 Broad St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Telephone: (908) 527-4966

Warren County
Warren County Clerk
Rt. 519
Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Bldg.
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Telephone: (908) 475-5361

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