Whether you are looking to remarry or otherwise need to prove your divorce was finalized, you need obtain a divorce certificate. A divorce certificate and divorce decree show some of the same information about the divorce, but the documents come from two different places and often serve different purposes.
A divorce certificate usually names both spouses, as well as the date and place the divorce was granted but typically no other information. Divorce certificates serve as a proof the couple is no longer married. State laws vary with regard to whom, other than the spouses involved or their attorneys is allowed to get a copy of a divorce certificate. A divorced person may use a certificate as evidence of the divorce for various legal purposes. For example, if you planning to remarry or want to change your name in department of motor vehicle.
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