England & Wales Decree Absolute Certificate Online
UK GRO Certificates Online provides a fast, cost efficient and professional service to obtain official Government approved Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Adoption Certificates, Decree Absolute, Wills / Probate, Apostille. We cater for the UK Countries, Ireland, States of Jersey, States of Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
From this page you can proceed to order an official Government issued Decree Absolute / Divorce Certificate for England and Wales.
Since 1858 all records of Decree Absolute (divorce papers and civil partnership dissolution) granted in England and Wales are kept at The Central Index. Records of divorces were not generally kept digitally until approximately 1998-2000. Therefore, records prior to this are archived and need to be searched and retrieved manually. However, if you are aware of the court and case number, we can usually process a Divorce Certificate in 12-15 working days.
There are a number of reasons why people obtain the record or copy of the Decree Absolute (divorce certificate). From our years of experience, the below are the main reasons why they are requested;
- To find out if either partner is legally divorced, following a long separation.
- To find out if a relative or friend has been legally divorced.
- To help research a family tree or for other historical reasons.
We will conduct a search to obtain a Decree Absolute to confirm whether a divorce has been granted or produce a No Trace to confirm that the Decree Absolute has not been granted. Please note that in some cases, a No Trace may mean that the divorce could be at Decree Nisi stage (meaning it is in process but not complete).
We provide only Government issued and approved Decree Absolutes. These documents can be used for legal purposes. By using UK GRO Certificates Online, ordering a replacement or duplicate or copy Decree Absolutes (Divorce Certificates) for England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could not be easier. To cater for all nature of requests, we offer a 10 year, a 20 year and a 30 year manual search. Please select whichever option suits your needs from the below.