Posted on January 28, 2020
In late 2019 the requirement for getting an apostille or authentication on a a divorce order changed. Previously a colour print out of the divorce order showing a signature and stamp was sufficient.
The new requirements are more onerous. Two sets of documents are required
1. The colour print out of the divorce order containing a signature
2. A trail of communication showing the origin of the divorce order. This might mean an email from your lawyer who received the divorce order. The most important detail to know is that the source of truth needs to contain the names of the people on the divorce order itself.
Hopefully the courts will move to a more strenuous but more thorough requirement and create a website where notaries can verify a document online. Many state based police certificates already use this method. Until then get your email trail printed out/screenshots of the portal along with your divorce order and you should be fine.