Weekly Apostille Talk – Superior Court Divorce Decree

California Divorce Decree ApostilleDo you need an apostille on a California Divorce Decree?

There are many reasons why you would need to apostille a divorce decree.  If you are planning to get married, sell property, child custody requests, etc… you will be asked to obtain a California apostille on your Superior Court Divorce Decree.

In order for the State to certify your divorce decree, you will need to obtain a certified copy signed and stamped by the Deputy Clerk.  A certified divorce decree will have a color stamp on the front or on the back of the set of documents.  The county seal will typically be in blue/purple color and the document will contain a real signature and name of the Deputy Clerk.  We have seen some counties use different colors for the seal.

We recommend that when ordering a certified copy from the Superior Court, you request a manager or supervisor to sign the document.  This ensures that the Deputy Clerk’s signature will be on file with the State.  If the State cannot find the signature of the Deputy Clerk, they will contact the court for an update. This unforeseen delay can take a few days to complete.

There are currently 58 Superior Courts in California.  If you do not have a certified copy of your Divorce Decree, you will either need to contact your attorney or the Superior Court.  It’s common practice for attorney’s to mail you a copy and not a certified copy.  You can scan and email us a copy for review.  Keep in mind that only the State of California will make the final determination.

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Our San Francisco and Los Angeles customer support hours are Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm.  You can drop-off your documents at either one of our offices.  Please note that our walk-in service is from 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday.

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