Always include in the file documentary evidence offered by the claimant.
A divorce decree may be acceptable proof of marriage if:
it contains sufficient information to determine that the marriage lasted at least
10 years; and
there is no reason to doubt the decree.
Obtain proof of marriage if doubt is raised.
If the current claim and supporting evidence raise a question as to the validity of
the marriage, and the NH was married to the current claimant when his or her original
claim was filed, get any archived material. After unarchiving the material, follow
the instructions in RS 00202.065B.