Utah Probate Issues and Questions

Stephen Howard — Stone River Law

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Utah Probate Issues and Questions

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How can I get a copy of a death certificate or birth certificate in Utah?

An official death certificate or birth certificate can be needed to proceed with various legal proceedings in Utah, including probate and adoption cases. There are a number of private companies or online services who will offer to obtain these documents on your behalf. But generally, the best place to get an official death certificate or birth certificate in Utah is straight from the source – the Utah Office of Vital Records.

By going directly through the Office of Vital Statistics, you can save the costs required by third-party requesters for their services. You only pay the actual fee charged by the State of Utah for the certificates. You can also receive your certificates more quickly because there is no third-party through which the request and delivery of the documents must pass.

What do I do once I receive the official death certificate or birth certificate?

Obtaining the certificate is often the easiest part of whatever process you are engaged in. Whether the case involves the probate of a loved one’s estate, a step-parent adoption, or other probate matter, the legal processes involved can be complex and confusing. Obtaining the assistance of a good attorney is strongly advised.