Sometimes after someone has died the death will be reported to the Coroner. Typically, this will arise if the cause of death is unknown, violent or unnatural. If this is the case, the Coroner may well decide to hold an Inquest which would mean that the death cannot be registered until after the Inquest has arisen. The Coroner will issue an interim death certificate, which you can use to let organisations know of the death as well as apply for probate.
As a law firm experienced in handling probate cases involving inquests, it is important to appreciate that probate can be applied with the interim death certificate, despite this some insurance companies, particularly in the case of a life policy may request sight of the full death certificate before releasing funds.
If you are having difficulty applying for probate with an interim death certificate and would like some help – please feel free to contact us on 01482 429985 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org