A Death Abroad – Assistance and Issues

The death of a loved one is obviously a difficult time and process for family and friends. If the decedent dies outside of the U.S., the family and friends have the additional burden of dealing with local law and requirements.

The legal and practical process varies by country. So while not comprehensive, below is a list of key practical and legal concerns and information.

Notification of death to the local authorities.
Obtaining a local death certificate (which can often take awhile)…

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