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Contact "Vital Statistics" Write to: CA Office of Vital Records M.S. 5103 P.O. Box 997410 Sacramento, CA 95899-7410 I recently requested a birth certificate and found a postcard in my mailbox about 2 weeks later from the State. It informed me that the average processing time for birth and death certificates is 4 weeks. However, for marriage and divorce certificates, it's up to 2-3 years. Perhaps a public records company could find the information for you. My guess is that it would take 2 or 3 days instead of 2 or 3 years. But that's just a guess.

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Q: How can you find out if there is a marriage certificate or divorce in the state of California?
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You get divorced in the state you live in. The lawyers will need the marriage certificate.

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Does Texas honor marriage licenses issued in California?

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The state where the divorce is filed.

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If you got married in California can you get a divorce in New Jersey?

Absolutely. Many, many divorces occur in a different state from where the marriage did. Some people even go to other states for a divorce because their divorce laws allow for a faster divorce than the state where they reside.

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This depends upon the state and country where you have registered your marriage.

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Can you cancel a marriage certificate?

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