The bureau of vital statistics shall prescribe a form for reporting divorce and annulments of marriage. The form must require the following information:
- full name;
- usual residence;
- place of birth;
- color or race; and
- number of children;
the date and place of the parties’ marriage; the date the end of marriage was granted; and
the court and the style and docket number of the case in which the end of marriage was granted.
The bureau of vital statistics shall furnish sufficient copies of the form to each district clerk.
When a San Antonio Divorce Lawyer presents a final judgment to a court for a final decree, he/she shall:
- enter on the form the information required; and
- submit the report to the district clerk with the final judgment.
Not later than the ninth day of each month, each district clerk shall file with the bureau of vital statistics a completed report for each end of marriage granted in the district court during the preceding calendar month. If a report does not include the information required the clerk must complete that information on the report before the clerk files the report with the bureau.
For each report that a district clerk files with the bureau of vital statistics, the clerk may collect a $1 fee as costs in the case in which the end of marriage is granted.
If the bureau of vital statistics determines that a report filed with the bureau requires correction, the bureau shall mail the report form directly to the legal professional of record with respect to the end of marriage. He/She shall return the corrected report form to the bureau. If there is no legal representative of record, the bureau shall mail the report form to the district clerk for correction.