A death certificate is necessary if a loved one who created a trust has passed away. It is possible to obtain a copy of a death certificate if you do not already have one. You need to know the process for obtaining a death certificate for trust administration so you can obtain this important document and keep the trust administration process moving forward. If you live in the state of Vermont, the vital records system keeps death certificates.
If the death occurred within the past five years, the Department of Health has the death certificates available. If the death was more than five years ago, the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration should be able to provide a copy of the death certificate. An experienced attorney can help you to determine which state agency is likely to have a copy of a death certificate that you need and can assist you with the formal process of submitting a request for a death certificate.