My wife was married before we got married. I am certain, based on past conversations that she was still married when we got married.
I need an original copy of her divorce paperwork with real date of execution.
I don't want legal representation. I want the legal document. If this cannot be got without her permission, which I find hard to believe, then we are dead in the water.
Absolutely. This is not a public record. This is 100% private information, which you cannot get without person's permission or court order. If you strong proof that your rights were violated, you can open legal action and the judge will order any document for you. Only personal permission (power of attorney) or judge's order will open this door for you. In case when you have no permission and don't want to spend any money for legal action, you have to live without this knowledge and without document which you want to get.