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Does German law requires the surviving husband to provide an official copy of their marriage certificate to the funeral home in order for them to provide you a copy of his deceased wife death certificate.

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Dear Uwe,

The Standesamt is responsible for the issuing of the death certificate. I guess that the funeral home just helping you out in your case. Unfortunately it is common that the Standesamt is asking for a copy of the marriage certificate.

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Carolin Burgess
German Attorney at Law

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Carolin Schulz-Burgess

Expertise

German legal issues on inheritance, divorce, alimony, child custody and support, last wills and testaments, and other problems involving international family and civil law.

Experience

I am a certified German laywer with professional experience in both German and American law firms. Since 2001 I have been working independently at my firm, German Legal Services. I have represented hundreds of clients on matters involving US-German legal issues. One of my firm's areas of specialization is in divorce and child support and custody issues between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and German civilians.

Organizations
World Affairs Council, German Bar Association

Publications
North Carolina Bar Association Newsletter

Education/Credentials
I received my undergraduate and JD degrees both from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, whose law school is consistently ranked in the top 10 in Germany.

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