Divorce is one of the few things that could dissolve a marriage and since marriage is something that would have effects that would be binding upon the world, it is but logical that that which would dissolve the marriage be something that would also have effects that would bind the whole world, and it is those effects that bind the whole world that is the reason why divorce records like Divorce Decree Harris County are some of the most requested for records from the government. As the official records of the government in regard to the fact of the divorce between the couple named in the record, these are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the fact of the divorce.
Marriage changes the status of the person named in the record, and the fact of the change of status not only follows the person no matter where he or she may go, it also attaches upon that person certain rights and responsibilities that would bind not only that person, but also the whole world. This is the reason why a person could not escape the fact that he or she is married by running to a new jurisdiction, and the reason why a person cannot get married to another person who is not his or her spouse without first dissolving the first marriage.
As the official records of the government, these records are the best evidence that one could present because these records are given the presumption of regularity. The presumption works such that the party who would be presenting copies of these records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate. Of course, the presumption works only if the records in question were obtained from the proper sources as only such records are given the presumption in question. This means that while the person presenting the record need not prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, he or she would still have to prove that the records were obtained from the proper sources.
A proper source of the records in question would be the local level sources; indeed, most requests for copies of these records are made at this level for a request coursed through here would be faster. Of course, as local level offices only keep copies of records for divorce that were granted within their jurisdiction, the number of records are rather limited. The method for making the request would depend on the office where the request would be made, but it would usually be either through the mail or in person depending on the office where the request would be made.
Copies of Harris County Marriage Records may also be obtained online through the use of online databases. Faster, more efficient, and considerably easier to both find and use, these online databases could present information that would be substantially the same as that which could be found from the official sources, but do note that because these are not official sources, any and all information obtained through these databases could not be used for official purposes.