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There is often a need to prove the happening of events because such events would have effects that would be binding not only upon those people who knew of the event or would be directly affected by it but also those who are not even aware of it. One of these events would be death, and the reason for that is because death is something that would alter the status of a person to the point that the civil personality of a person would be terminated with death. Without civil personality, a person could not enter into contracts or own property, and one may be able to say that without civil personality, a person is not a person anymore. The need to prove death and, thus, the effects of the same, is one of the reasons why death records like Clay County Death Records are very important.

Civil personality is required in order to enter into contracts or own property, thus, when a person dies, he could no longer own property or enter into a contract. This does not mean, however, that the fact of death would terminate those contracts and would open the estate of the decedent for succession. Under the law, succession opens upon the death of the decedent, but the intervention of the probate court is required, and in this regard, copies of Clay County Death Certificates are required as death is not something that courts could take judicial notice of.

Clay County Death Notices

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Fortunately, Clay County Death Notices are public records in the sense that they are afforded the presumption of regularity, thus, they are considered to be accurate at all times and the person who would claim that these records are false would have the burden of proving that allegation. This does not mean that the records would be conclusive, but they have a very powerful persuasive effect.

Copies of the death records may be requested for at the local level, and there are two methods with which the records could be requested for. The first method would be to request for the records through mail. This would entail sending a request letter to the office where the records are being kept and may take some time to complete though it would not require travel on the part of the person interested in the records. the other method would be to make the request in person and while this would be faster because the records are typically made available the same day that they are requested for, this method would require the person interested in the records to travel to the actual location of the office where the records are kept and make the request there.

Death Records Free to Public may be obtained online through the use of internet-based online databases. Faster and more efficient than the more traditional searches, these online databases are mostly privately owned which means that they could not be used as official sources, but because they present information that is substantially the same as that of the various official sources, they could be used as secondary sources.

Clay County Death Certificates

A request for copies of records made in person must follow the procedure given below

  • Head over to the office of the county clerk and inform the clerk of your intention to request for records.
  • The clerk may have to determine your eligibility to make the request.
  • The clerk would then ask you some questions regarding the record that you are interested in.
  • The answers that you provide would form part of the search criteria and all records that match the given criteria would be shown to you.
  • From the collection of records, chose the one that you are interested in.
  • Peruse the record or records chosen and make sure that these are the records that you want before asking that copies of the same be made for you.
  • Pay the required fee before claiming your copies of the records.

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