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sandra Report 18 Oct 2021 22:10

A friend needs proof of his decree nisi ( 2000-2010). Where will I find a record of this divorce? I know the names of both parties.


LaGooner Report 18 Oct 2021 22:18

If you google copy of decree nisi it will give you some information. Hope this helps :-)


greyghost Report 18 Oct 2021 22:19

By googling -

Why use this guide?
This guide will help you to find records held at The National Archives for divorce and separation. You are unlikely to find documents for any divorce since 1937 among our records.

For legal proof of your own divorce, or any divorce in England or Wales since 1858 to the present, go to the GOV.UK website for details of how to request a copy of a decree absolute.


maggiewinchester Report 18 Oct 2021 22:40

This may be useful:

Or you could ask the clerk of the court, where the divorce took place.


Florence61 Report 22 Oct 2021 11:11

You could also contact the solicitor that handled your divorce maybe?

Florence in the hebrides


ArgyllGran Report 22 Oct 2021 13:13

The advice given above applies to England and Wales, and as you specify "decree nisi" I assume that' s where the divorce took place, although you haven't said so.


However, just in case it took place in Scotland (or for anyone's future reference) , divorces from May 1984 until 2021 are on ScotlandsPeople:

and you can order a certificate via that site - currently £12.
There's no such thing as a decree nisi in Scotland - just a decree of divorce once everything is settled.