Where can I get a copy of my divorce decree?

Following a divorce, there are several reasons why you might need a copy of your divorce decree. For example, if you’re changing your name after your divorce, you’ll need to present a certified copy of the decree to the Social Security Administration and the DMV.

You might also need to provide a copy to a lender if you’re purchasing or refinancing a home, or to an institution to close a bank account. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to get a copy of your divorce decree in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Circuit court

You may also request a copy of your divorce decree in the circuit court where your divorce decree was issued for $0.50 per page. There’s an additional fee if you want a certified copy; the amount of this fee is based on the type of certification you want. 

If you would like to request a copy in person, you may do so at:

Fairfax Circuit Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road

3rd Floor/Suite 320 – Civil Records/File Room

Fairfax, VA 22030

However, if you are requesting a copy of a decree that is older than about 5 years, you may need to request a copy from a different location. Please refer to this website for instructions: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/civil-case-information/civil-records

You may also request a copy, certified or not, by mail. Do do so, you should follow the instructions here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/civil-case-information/civil-records

Who can get a copy of my divorce decree?

Divorces are public records and any one can access those records and obtain copies of the decree upon request to the Court. 

Need help getting a copy of your divorce decree or other issues following your divorce?

If you need help getting a copy of your divorce decree or any other matter following your divorce, such as modifying custody or support, contact an experienced Fairfax family law lawyer at Select Law Partners PLLC. 

Schedule your consultation by calling (855) 541-4867.

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