Divorce records like Douglas County Divorce Records are some of the most requested for records from the government because these records are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the fact of the divorce that the couple named in the record had undergone. The reason why these records are the best evidence would be because these are the official records of the government in regards to the divorce that had been granted. The next question would thus be why is there a need to prove the fact of the divorce, and the answer to that lies in the fact that divorce is something that would dissolve a marriage and would have effects that would be biding not only upon those who had gotten divorced and their families, but also upon the whole world.
Strictly speaking, it is the marriage that would have effects that would be binding upon the whole world, for divorce is only something that would reverse the effects that marriage would have. Still, one must consider that marriage is something that would change the status of not only those who had gotten married, but also those of any children that may be born under that union. Thus, if the marriage is dissolved, the effects that the fact of the marriage gave to the couple would also have to be taken back and the status of the previously married couple would revert to their status prior to the marriage, allowing them some rights that would have been taken from them because of the marriage including the right to get married again.
As the official records of the government in regards to the fact of the marriage, these records are afforded the presumption of regularity such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. the party presenting the copies of the records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, so long as said party can prove that the records that are being presented were obtained from the proper sources, for it must be noted that only such sources would be given the presumption in question.
A request for copies of records could be done at a number of offices at both the local or county level and the national or state level. A request for copies of the records at the national level would usually be done through the mail, while a request for copies of the records at the local level would usually be done through the mail or in person depending on the office where the request would be made. There are some offices that allow for either method to be used and in such a case, the method that would be used to make the request would depend on the person who is making the request in question. Both methods would, of course, have their own advantages and disadvantages that would have to be taken into consideration when making the request.
Divorce Records Douglas County could also be requested for online through the use of online databases. These online databases could present information that would be substantially the same as that which could be found from the various official archives, but take note that because they are not official sources, any and all information obtained from these sources could not be used for official purposes.