There are plenty of good reasons to want to check divorce records. Maybe you want to check someone’s relationship history before you get involved or confirm the history they’ve given you. Maybe you want to make sure you’re not dating someone who says they’re divorced, but are still actually married. Whatever the reason, with up to 50% of marriages ending in divorce, there are a lot of divorce records out there – but how do you find them?
Divorce records in the US are typically a matter of public record, which means that, yes, anyone should be able to check them. The problem is that “public” doesn’t mean “online” and very few state/county governments have put divorce records online in a searchable form.
The other problem is that you’d have to know exactly where to look – and if you already knew exactly where to look, you probably wouldn’t need to check the records.
Fortunately, there are people search companies online that have, incredibly, already pulled every available public record on almost every adult in the United States – and those records get updated daily. They’ve taken those billions of records from county courthouses and state agencies and matched them to the appropriate people. So, even if someone living in California by way of Florida has a divorce recorded in New York, you can still find out with just a name, current city and state of residence and an approximate age. You can even start a free search right here to see if the records are available:
In addition to divorce records, your people search will also include things like criminal records, past places they have lived, family members and associates (i.e. other people they have lived with) and much more. If you’re unsure of someone’s past – or just want to verify things people have told you about themselves – a people search is a great way to do it.
Plus – unlike a credit check or other government-regulated search – the person you’re researching is never notified that a background check has been performed on them. You can quickly and discreetly get the information you need for a pretty minimal cost (sometimes less than $10). It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Bottom Line: You can discreetly get national divorce records, criminal records and a whole lot more online from a People Search company with just a name and city and state.