Divorce is one of the few things that could dissolve a marriage and from that alone; one can already begin to guess as to the reason why divorce records like Los Angeles Divorce Records are some of the most requested for records from the government. After all, marriage is something that would change the status of the person who had gotten married and such change in status would follow the person no matter where he or she may go in his or her life. It follows, therefore, that the dissolution of the marriage is also something that would change the status of the person who had gotten married and since such change in status is binding upon the whole world, there must be a way for the community to be made aware of the fact of the divorce.
These divorce records are the best way to prove the fact of the divorce as these are the official records of the government in regards to the divorce, but take note that just because there is a divorce record does not mean that there was actually a valid marriage in the first place. Note that while a marriage is necessary before a divorce could be granted, these records could not prove the fact of the marriage as these records could only prove the fact of the divorce. This limitation is something that is shared by all records that are kept by the government.
As the official records of the government, these records are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the fact of the marriage as these records are given the presumption of regularity. This means that the party presenting the records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, though because the presumption is given only to those records that were obtained from the proper sources, such parties may be asked to prove that they had obtained the records from the proper sources.
A request for copies of the divorce records could be done at both the local or county level and the national or state level. At the state level, the office that would be the most concerned would be the Department of Heath, and the method for making the request would be to make the request through the mail. Note that while this method would not require the person interested in the record to travel to the actual location of the office, do note that this method would actually be slower as the office could only act upon the request upon receipt of the request form and all other attachments and requirements that may be needed for the request.
Los Angeles County Vital Records may also be viewed online through the use of online databases, and most of these databases allow for their users to copy the information that they are presenting. Of course, as these are not official sources, any and all information obtained from these sources are not given the presumption of regularity, though note that the use of these databases to obtain the records in question would be faster and cheaper as most would charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.