Death certificates are legal documents which are necessary to prove that a death has occurred. No, you can not make photo copies! Cremation Services By The Sea initiates the death record and shares it with the designated certifying physician. Once signed, the record is forwarded to the state and county for review. Upon a approval from theses governing bodies, the registration of the death certificate becomes finalized. Only at that time can death certificates be ordered and finally issued on your behalf. If there is a delay from any of the above parties, there will be a delay in the filing and registration process.
Florida Law Prohibits Cremation To Be Completed Without The Death Certificate Filing Process To Reach Its' "Registered Complete" Process! No Exceptions. This process can take up to 10 business days or more to reach certification if "your doctor" fails to sign in a timely fashion.
Cause of death reflected on a death record can only be utilized for: Life Insurance Claims, Pension Claims, Annuities or for Family Retention. Florida has strict regulations as to who can order this version. If you are not the mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter or grandparent of the deceased, you will be required to prove proof of need by providing a Last Will, Life Insurance Policy or Court Order for our firm to order this version.
Restricted access to the public and can only be obtained by those listed above. Charge for each death certificate is $15 - we charge you for our services in obtaining death certificates.
Most commonly required version of the death certificate. This version will be required for each institution as follows: Filing Probate, Transfer of a Title / Deed, Checking Accounts, Bank Accounts, Stocks / Bonds, Mutual Funds and Other Assets which will require a legally registered proof of death to exchange ownership custody.
Can be ordered by anyone and does not expose cause of death or social security information. The specific uses outlined above will require this version. We charge you for our services in obtaining death certificates. $15 each.
It is your responsibility to determine the amount of death certificates that you will need for your specific use. The above template is designed to give you an idea of such usage. Cremation Services By The Sea does not inherit your obligation of due diligence, so please do your part to order sufficiently. It is vital to understand that not ordering the proper version for your specific need can result in the need to re-order death certificates which is considered a secondary service request and therefore subject to fees. If you are uncertain of how many certificates you may require, please contact your attorney or financial advisor as they will have the capacity to assist you of your direct need(s).
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