Your Case, Cause, Index or Docket Number

When a divorce action begins with the filing of the complaint in the clerk’s office of the local county courthouse, the action receives a number. The number is called the case or docket or index number, and it appears prominently near the top of every document associated with the action. Start to finish, the case or docket or index number is the way the court tracks the paperwork of the case. Usually, the number is a combination of letters and numbers or both, and it may include the last two digits of the year and the term of court of the filing.

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