The following article outlines the ways that Alaska divorce records can be accessed through the state. If you need to obtain a divorce record, this can be done online, through filling out a divorce certificate request form. The website dhss.alaska.gov is the places to access these. Some important details involve that not only can a husband and wife get access to the divorce certificate, but it can also be provided to a legal representative. Additionally, the request form must have identical first, middle, and last names to those that are on the certificate itself. Only divorces that actually took place in Alaska can be accessed this way. If you live in Alaska but got your divorce finalized in a different state, you must find your divorce certificate through that state’s specific website and by following their rules. Make sure to have a copy of a government-issued ID available to send with the request form. This could be a passport, a driver’s license, a tribal identification card with a photo, etc.
Requests for divorce information usually take around two or three weeks to process, but the process can be expedited. They charge an $11 fee for this, but it can speed up the process and make it only take two or three business days. Each divorce record costs $30 for the first copy, and $25 for each additional copy that is ordered at the same time. However, keep in mind that if the record is not found or is unable to be accessed, the original $30 will still be kept by the government as a searching fee.
There is another website that people can go to to view divorce records online in the state of Alaska. At www.courtrecords.alaska.gov, it is very easy to do. This website offers access to dozens of different types of legal records, including criminal records, records of payments of fines, and of course, divorce records. To be able to find the specific divorce record you are looking for, you will usually need to have access to the case number, but you can also search by names. Fortunately, most Alaska divorce records seem to be accessible on this website.
The Alaskan government also has a branch responsible for maintaining important public and personal records, and it is called the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics. Accessing divorce records could also be done in-person at one of their locations. If you prefer having a person help you access the information you are trying to find, or perhaps do not have regular access to the internet, this is a great option. The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics has locations in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, and they are open almost all weekdays with employees who can help you access your divorce records. In general, Alaska divorce records are usually relatively easy to access, as long as you have the required information.
Last Updated: 2016-12-20