There are many reasons for a need to obtain copies of divorce records no matter if you are in California or anywhere else. You may need these documents to show that you are eligible to get married again, for insurance benefits, tax purposes, financial aid for students and many more reasons. Regardless the reason, the fact remains that you need to know how to find these records.
In truth it is a relatively simple thing to do even with the government red tape that is inevitable.
In California, you can get divorce papers by making a visit to the court in question to request them in person and fill out all of the necessary paperwork. You can also obtain them online. Because divorce records in California are a matter of public record, even if the divorce in question is not yours, you can get the records from it.
Here are the things that you will need:
Once you know the country where the divorce was filed, find the web site for that particular county and find where you can request documents online.
Whatever information the site requires to locate and send the appropriate documents will need to be entered. This information is generally just what is listed above.
If you are able to do so online, then pay the appropriate fees and wait for the documents to arrive in the mail. If online document procuration is not available then head down to the courthouse and do it in person.