A Divorce Certificate is a document confirming that the marriage between two people has been terminated and the divorce is granted. A U.S. divorce certificate is issued by State Department of Health and normally include two parties' name, the date of the divorce and the location of the divorce.
Differences between divorce decrees and divorce certificates
In comparison to a divorce certificate, a divorce decree contains more detail information about each party's obligations and rights。For example, when there's minor involved, a divorce decree include the custody and child support arrangement and visitation time. A divorce decree also include the assets and debt distribution and name change results.
Foreign divorce documents
A foreign judgment of divorce generally is recognized in a state in the United States on the basis of legal reciprocity where both parties had notice of the divorce proceeding and an opportunity to be heard within these proceedings. The validity of a divorce abroad depends on the interpretation of the divorce laws of the foreign country that granted the divorce. For foreign divorce documents recognized by the United States Department of State (DOS) when applying immigration, please visit U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country.
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