What is a decree absolute?
A decree absolute is the final confirmation document in a divorce case which signifies that the divorce has been completed. It is the only document that proves someone has been divorced. A decree absolute is issued by the family court (which handle divorce cases) and follows mutual agreement to a decree nisi.
Replacements of a decree absolute can be ordered by anyone that knows the details of the divorce. You will usually need to supply:
- Husband's Full Name (Including middle names)
- Wife's Full Name (Including middle names)
- Location of the court
- A 10-year period to search against