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
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.
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 along with your divorce order and you should be fine.