Looking around for divorce records from California, for no real reason at all, and come across this notice on the department of records website...
Due to budgetary constraints, our processing time can take up to 2-3 years.
Sounds pretty bad, then I notice this little gem...
This office issues a Certificate of Record for divorces that occurred only between 1962 and June 1984.
It takes them 2-3 years, and they aren't even adding more data to the pile? Ouchies.