The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has announced changes in its Policy with issuing “DIVORCE CERTIFICATES.” First off, the fee is now $16 dollars. But parties must have a “proper purpose” for requesting these certificates as a threshold matter. What constitutes a proper purpose? You will have to consult the website. Parties should be aware that they can obtain certificates only for themselves and their parents provided that the divorce occurred in Nebraska and post 1909.
This excerpt from the Department’s website:
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2014 the fee for divorce
certificates will be $16.00. Please plan accordingly.
(Only for divorces occurring in Nebraska since 1909)
A legal copy of a divorce certificate cannot be issued without proper purpose. You may get a divorce certificate for yourself or your parents.
Be sure that you meet the above proper purpose before applying for a copy a divorce certificate (an application by one of the persons or children of the persons listed on the divorce certificate). The fee for the search will be kept if no record is found or the right person has not asked for the record. You will be notified in writing if no record is found or the proper purpose has not been met.