Request for divorce records

John Kirsch filed this request with the Arlington Circuit Court of Arlington County, VA.
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all material pertaining to the divorce of Bernard Fensterwald Jr. and Elizabeth Fensterwald. The complainant, Elizabeth Fensterwald, was granted a final decree of divorce from the defendant, Bernard Fensterwald Jr., on Aug. 19, 1965, according to records located in 1984 by the FBI in the files of the Arlington County Circuit Court, Alexandria, Va.

Mr. Fensterwald, who passed away in 1991, was a prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer who investigated the assassination of President Kennedy. I'm the author of a blog on the assassination, jfkresearch.me.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

John Kirsch

From: CircuitCourt

Thank you for your comments. They will be forwarded to the appropriate staff person.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: CircuitCourt

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: CircuitCourt

Thank you for your comments. They will be forwarded to the appropriate staff person.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: CircuitCourt

Thank you for your comments. They will be forwarded to the appropriate staff person.

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From: Christopher Falcon

Good morning Mr. Kirsch,

Please note, requests for records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act must be initiated by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unfortunately, we did not receive your August and July emails referenced below. I have processed your request as a regular public record request.

I located the file for Mr. and Mrs. Fensterwald. It is 28 pages and the copy cost is $14.00. We require pre-payment prior to sending the copies, and do not provide records via email or fax. Kindly mail us a $14.00 check or money order made payable to "Clerk of the Court" along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Our mailing address is: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Civil Division, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 6700, Arlington VA 22201.

Please call or email if you have any other questions. Best,

Christopher J. Falcon
Arlington County Circuit Court
Civil Division
(703) 228-4684

From: John Kirsch

Mr. Falcon,

Thank you for your response.

I live in Mexico City but will be in the States next week. When I'm in the States, could I mail you a check for $14, along with a stamped envelope with MuckRock's address, and have you mail the records to MuckRock?

Thank you,
John Kirsch

From: Christopher Falcon

Yes, please send to my attention at the address below.

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Civil Division/Christopher Falcon, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 6700, Arlington VA 22201.

Christopher J. Falcon
Arlington County Circuit Court
Civil Division
(703) 228-4684

From: John Kirsch

Mr. Falcon,

Change in plans. I'm going to have MuckRock, the FOIA-filing service I used to submit my records request to you, send you a check along with the return envelope with postage. For the record, MuckRock has my permission to do this.

Thanks,
John Kirsch

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Christopher Falcon

Mr. Kirsch,

I have yet to receive the written request and payment from MuckRock in the amount of $14.00. As mentioned, we will need a money order or check made out to “Clerk of the Court” along with a return envelope. Kindly call me at (703) 228-4684 if you have any questions.

Christopher J. Falcon
Arlington County Circuit Court
Civil Division
(703) 228-4684

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $14.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Arlington Circuit Court

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Arlington Circuit Court

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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