No marriage, no matter how blissfully started, would last forever, but note that there are only actually two
ways that a marriage could be terminated. One would be through the death of one of the parties to the marriage, while the other would be because the two parties could no longer stand each other and would request a break from each other through a proceeding called divorce. As an event that would require the consent of the state, because the state consented to their marriage, divorce would have records like Alachua County Divorce Records, which are often the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the existence of the divorce.
The reason why the state is required to give its consent to a divorce is because divorce is something that would affect the whole community, and not merely the people who are parties to the divorce and marriage and their families. It is understood how marriage could affect the community, and because divorce is nothing more but the dissolution of the marriage, when one understands the legal and practical effects of marriage to the community, one can understand the legal and practical effects that divorce would have upon the community. After all, divorce is nothing more but the reversal of the effects of marriage.
Divorce records, in the state of Florida, are public records, and as such, they are available to the public at all times. They also enjoy the presumption of regularity of business such that they are presumed to be correct at all times, and the people who would claim otherwise would have the burden of proving such allegations.
As they are public records, copies of divorce records
may be requested for at any given time, and the procedure starts with the person who desires the record first sending a request letter to the Department of Health, in particular, their Vital Records Division. The request letter is non-standard in format, but should contain three important things to help the office search for the records. These would be the name of the parties to the divorce, the date that the divorce was granted, or at least, the approximate time of the same, and the place where the divorce was granted. The personal information of the person making the request should also be included in the request. The required fee is five dollars, plus an additional two dollars for every additional year that would have to be searched, and an additional four dollars for every additional copy for the record that would be requested at the same time.
Of course, copies of Alachua County Divorce Decrees may also be obtained online through the use of online databases. As these databases are internet based, they are easy to find and even easier to use, with most requiring only the most basic knowledge of internet search in order to use. They are also faster, more efficient, and cheaper, though because they are non-government sources, the information obtained from them could not be used in official proceedings.