Divorce CertificateA divorce certificate usually names both spouses, as well as the date and place the divorce was granted -- but typically no other information.
Divorce certificates serve as proof the couple is no longer married.
State laws vary with regard to who, other than the spouses involved or their attorneys, is allowed to get a copy of a divorce certificate.
A divorced person may use a certificate as evidence of the divorce for various legal purposes.
For example, a divorced person may need a certificate for the state motor vehicle department if she wants to change her married name on her license.