One of the most important requirements before a person could get married is that he posses the capacity to get married and such capacity is something that may be lost or acquired numerous times while he is alive in accordance with the law. One of the ways that the capacity of a person to get married is when he or she is already married to someone else, because, in general, a person could only be married to one other person at any given time. Of course, it is possible for a person to dissolve that marriage, and one of the methods to dissolve a marriage is through divorce, the process of which would result with something called a divorce decree of which Duval County Arrest Log are an example.
Divorce records are not public records in the sense that not everyone could make the request for them. This is because the law considers the fact that there are some information contained within divorce records that could rightly be considered to be confidential information. Of course, divorce records enjoy the presumption of regularity such that the records are prima facie evidence of the validity of the divorce and that such existence is all that is needed in order to prove that the divorce had indeed happened.
There are two types of divorce records, the first would be the certified copies which would contain all the information that would be required for a person to be able to prove the divorce, though note that this type of copy is available only for people who are related to the parties to the divorce. Those who are not related to the parties to the divorce may request for informational copies which, though presenting substantially the same information as the certified copies, could, nevertheless, not be used to prove the identity of any person.
The procedure to request for copies of divorce records begin with the person who wants to make the request writing a request letter addressed to the Vital Records Bureau of the Florida Department of Health. The letter is non-standard in format, but aside from the personal contact details of the person making the request, such letter should also contain the name of the parties to the divorce, the approximate date that the divorce had happened, and the place where the divorce had been granted. Another important requirement is that when the request letter is sent to the office for processing, it must be accompanied by a money order or personal check to answer for the required fee which is five dollars, plus an additional two dollars for every additional year that would be searched for the records.
Copies of Duval County Divorce Decrees are also available online through the use of online databases. Faster, more efficient, and cheaper to use, these online databases are mostly privately owned, and because of that, they could not be used as proper references in official proceedings, but they present information that is substantially the same as that of the various official sources, and they are easier to use and even easier to access.