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I want to check and see if boyfriend is legally separated.

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I want to check and see if boyfriend is legally separated. Do I have to go to the courthouse in person to check? I also want to check his background for criminal, traffic, or court actions. It may sound silly but I have a gut feeling and I want reassurance of a clean record. Please define the roadmap for me to do so or how I can check on things. Thanks in advance.

Actually, you can probably get all the information you need online. The entity charged with maintaining that information is the local clerk of court. Nearly every clerk has a website and will provide access to the information online. A quick Google search should locate the clerk's website for you. For example, if you live in Benton County, you would search "Benton county clerk of court".

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Once you find the site, there will probably be a link for "public records" or "records search" or some other such term. Just follow the link, put in your boyfriend's name and see what records exist.

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