Do you need a California Apostille for your Divorce Decree?
If you have already obtained a certified copy from the California Superior Court, you’ll need to send us the certified copy with our California Apostille Order Form. A certified copy will have a blue/purple seal either on the first page or on the last page with the signature and name of the Deputy Clerk who signed it.
Here are two examples:
The image above is from the Superior Court in Los Angeles. This blue/purple seal is stamped on the back of the Divorce Decree and will include the signature of the Deputy Clerk and his/her printed name.
The image above is from the Superior Court in San Mateo. This blue/purple seal is stamped on the back of the Divorce Decree and will include the signature of the Deputy Clerk and his/her printed name.
Before sending in your documents with our order form, it’s important to speak to you to verify the authenticity of your documents. The California Secretary of State will only attach an Apostille to an original and not a copy. The document must have a stamp (FILED) on the front top right, and include the purple seal on the back from The Superior Court of the given County. Click here for the Listing of all Superior Courts in California.
If you do not have your divorce decree and are outside the country, please contact your attorney or the Superior Court in the county you were divorced in. Your attorney will usually have a copy on hand or will send someone to retrieve it from the Superior Court.
Please note: Certified copies of actual divorce decrees are only available from the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was filed.
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