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Broward County Death Records

Public records are the best evidence that one could use in order to prove that something had happened, and in the case of death records like Broward County Death Records, that which is sought to be proven is the fact of the death of the person named in the record. One may ask why there is a need to prove the death of a person, and the answer to that would lie in the fact that death is something that the whole world, in theory, is interested in, for death is something that would alter the status of the deceased in such a way that would affect other people.

One of the ways that death would affect other people is the fact that the death of a person opens up his estate for division amongst his heirs, but only after all of his debts had been paid. This is the reason why the heirs of the deceased could not usually adjudicate for themselves the properties of the deceased and the intervention of a probate court is needed. A probate court, however, could not take judicial notice of the death of the decedent, hence, the reason why copies of Broward County Death Certificates have to be presented so that death could be proven.

Broward County Death Notices

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Copies of Broward County Death Notices are public records as well, so that their mere existence could be taken as prima facie evidence not only of the death of the deceased whose name appears on the record, but also of the contents of the same. Usually, however, probate courts would no longer look into the contents of the record, and the mere presentation of the certificate would be enough to convince the court that the person named in the record had indeed died. Of course, this presumption is merely disputable, though it would be the burden of the party claiming that the records are false to prove their allegation.

Copies of the death records may be obtained at both the state or national level and the local or county level. At the state level, the procedure for making the request would be through mail, though it is possible to make the request in person as well. Ultimately, it would be the decision of the person who wants the copies of the record, though do note that either method would have their own set of advantages and disadvantages usually revolving around the expected time that the request would be completed and the things that the person interested in the record would have to do in order to make the request. Copies of the records would typically cost around five dollars, assuming that no other years would be searched in which case; every year would be an additional two dollars.

Free Public Death Records may be obtained online, though most online databases would still charge some sort of fee for the use of their services. Online databases are faster and more efficient when it comes to searching for copies of records, but because they are mostly privately owned, they could not be used as official sources when conducting official inquiries.

Broward County Death Certificates

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