Death Certificates

A Certified Death Certificate is necessary before anything can be done.  A death certificate can be obtained through a Funeral Director.  It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of a death certificate as most agencies require a certified certificate and not a photocopy.

​Some examples in planning the number of certified copies you will need might inlcude:

  • Insurance companies
  • Pension or employee related benefits
  • Credit card companies
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Stockbroker or financial advisor
  • Real estate-related documents