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

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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  1. 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:

    http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS112.pdf

    For instructions, see:

    http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CertifiedCopiesofBirthDeathRecords.aspx

    Frank W. Chen is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult your own attorney.