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Succession Certificate

A succession certificate entitles the legal heirs of a deceased to claim piece of property or financial assets of the deceased. Succession certificate is required for transfer of bank balance, fixed deposits, shares, mutual funds etc. MyAdvo will help you obtain the Succession Certificate through an expert lawyer.

Steps involved in obtaining a Succession Certificate
Checklist of documents
We will provide you with a questionnaire regarding your relationship with the deceased and other details.
Drafting of application

Based upon your responses, the lawyer will draft and share application for grant of succession certificate.

Filing of application
After attestation and finalization of documents, the application will be filed in the District Court.
Publication of Notice and call for objection
The Court will issue notice to all legal heirs of the deceased and publish the notice in a newspaper to call for objections to issue of the certificate.
Objection & Grant of succession certificate

Any objection to the issuance of succession certificate will have to be raised within 45 days from the date of issuance of notice.

If objection is raised

  • Hearing: The matter will go to Court and the court will hear all parties and examine all evidences. 
  • Grant of Certificate: If satisfied that the objections were not maintainable, court will pass order for grant of succession certificate. The lawyer will collect the certificate and deliver the same to you. 

If no objection is raised

  • Grant of Certificate: The court will pass order for grant of succession certificate. The lawyer will collect the certificate and deliver the same to you. 
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