Am I entitled to a death certificate for my sister. I need one to have jointly owned land titled to me

Asked almost 3 years ago - Upland, CA

My sister and I jointly inherited property after my mother's passing. I discovered that she had passed away in 2010 after a long illness. My brother in law did not inform me of her passing and has not accepted any of my inquiries. To get the property into my name, I must provide a death certificate.

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    Answered . Yes. As the sister, you can obtain a certified copy of the death certificate from the California Department of Public Health Vital Records by filing out the following form, have it notarized, and mailed to the address on the form:

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    Frank W. Chen is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The information presented here is general in... more

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