Depending on when this happened, there may not BE a death certificate, yet. It often takes a week or more before they are issued. You can check with the probate court to see if anything has been filed with them. You can also request a demand for notice, on behalf of your daughter.
If you do not get any definitive information/documentation in the next week or so, it would be a good idea to contact a probate lawyer.
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Sorry for your loss. You can request a death certificate from the Probate Court or also check with the Coroner's office in County where your family member passed. If you need assistance call an experinced Probate Lawyer in your area. Depending on the circumstances, the death certificate may not be issued right away?
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Unfortunately, due to the concern for ID Theft, the vast majority of states and municipalities are refusing to issue death certificates to anyone who is a former spouse. The Office of Vital Statistics of the municipality in which he died (or lived), and if that fails, the state, would have a copy.
It may be possible, as the legal guardian of your daughter, if she is a minor, to request it so that your daughter can qualify for Social Security Survivor Benefits, but you will need her death certificate reflecting your deceased husband as her father.
The majority of states do not allow probate of a Will or administration of an estate for 10 days following death. If, or when, this time has passed, you can pay a minor fee to the Surrogate of the County in which your former spouse resided to see if a Will was probated, or an application for probate of his intestate estate has been made.
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Have you gotten this resolved yet? Your question is unclear. If you spell out more details maybe someone can help. Good luck
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