INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE
An Alabama Certificate of Divorce should be submitted by the plaintiff's petitioner in the applicable circuit court as part of the proceedings. It should be filled out by either the legal representative or the plaintiff themselves if undergoing self-representation. The purpose of the form discussed here is to summarize the information relevant to a divorce which has been granted.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 1: In box one, the date that a divorce decree was issued should be entered.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 2: Boxes 2-13 are for information concerning the male in the marriage. Their full name, address, date of birth, address, Social Security number, race and last level of education completed should all be included.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 3: Information should also be included if the groom was previously married. If so indicate the number of the marriage which ended in divorce and provide information about the marriage before, including how it was terminated.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 4: Boxes 14-26 request the same information, only concerning the female in the divorce.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 5: Boxes 27-34 concern various aspects of the recently dissolved marriage. Enter all information requested about child custody arrangements, the number of children under 18 belonging to the household, the date the marriage commenced and the date the couple separated.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 6: In Box 32, indicate with a checkmark whether the petitioner for divorce was the husband, wife or whether the petition was submitted jointly.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 7: If this form is being completed by an attorney or representative, they should write their name and address in boxes 33 and 34, respectively.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 8: In boxes 35 and 36, indicate the type of separation that was awarded (divorce, dissolution or annulment) and the date on which it was granted by the court.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 9: In boxes 37 through 39, indicate who was awarded the decree (the husband, wife or both parties), the grounds for separation and the date on which the divorce was finalized.
Alabama Certificate Of Divorce Step 10: The presiding official should sign the document where indicated.