Divorce Certificate is the document issued by State Department of Health confirming the fact of divorce granted on or after a certain date. The Divorce Certificate contains basic information about the husband and wife, and the date and place the marriage ended.
This should not be confused with a Divorce Degree.
Divorce Decree is the document prepared by the court, setting forth the terms and conditions of the divorce. It is signed by the judge and filed with the County Clerk of the County where the decree was issued.