What is a Divorce Certificate?
A divorce certificate is the cretificate issue by a court upon the finalisation of a divorce. It is the formal recognition of the end of a marriage and the legally binding record that a marriage has ended. It formally cancels the certificate of marriage which you would have been issued when you were married to your partner. It also can be used as evidence to present to a new marriage registry if you are required to present evidence that you are not currently married to someone else.
Why do I need a divorce certificate?
A divorce certificate is essential if you are divorcing your previous partner and wish to remarry. In most countries it is illegal to marry more than one person at once as it is known as the crime of bigamy. This can have serious consequences such as imprisonment or rejection of the new marriage if convicted of bigamy. Also, not getting divorced after a marriage has broken down can mean that by sitting on your rights to a property settlement you can have your claim frustrated by statutes of limitations which require that claims be brought within certain time limits after separation. For these reasons, if the relationship has broken down, a divorce may be necessary to protect your interests in more ways than one, also any furture partner you have may wish to you to get a divorce to protect their rights in terms of the existence of a defacto relationship or a new marriage.
If you would like to know how to obtain a certificate of divorce or you have any other question in relation to family law, divorce or any other legal process we have lawyers, solicitors and barristers available online now who should be able to assist you with this process. A solicitor can also assist you by helping you with sorting out any problem you have in relation to the registry of births deaths and marriages.