Can I get a copy of my divorce decree online in California?
Divorce decrees are classified as confidential documents in California and while they can be ordered online, they are not available for downloading from the Internet. The state imposes a fee for obtaining a copy of a divorce decree, both authorized and informational.
How do I seal my divorce record in California?
In order to seal your divorce records, a court order is required. A court order will not be given simply because both you and your spouse agree to the sealing process. You are required to file an application with reasons that will justify your request.
How do I seal my divorce record?
Typically, divorce proceedings are not sealed by a judge. Both parties must agree and wish to move forward with sealing the records. Only then will a judge become involved to decide whether to grant the request for a sealed record. The parties must have a valid reason for sealing a divorce record.
How do I file under seal in California?
A party requesting that a record be filed under seal must file a motion or an application for an order sealing the record. The motion or application must be accompanied by a memorandum and a declaration containing facts sufficient to justify the sealing.
Are divorce records public California?
Unfortunately, under California law, most court records, even family law records, are a matter of public record. In the tradition of population monitoring, marriage and divorce records are public. Keeping these kinds of record public also ensures transparency of the court system.