What is the procedure to get a Legal Heir certificate in Kerala? Who is authorized to issue such a certificate? How long it takes and what is the cost involved? The certificate is for the purpose of an insurance claim of mother who died. The legal heirs are husband of the deceased, son and a daughter. Son and daughter are fully endorsing their father to be the legal heir to claim. Would lke to know (1) whom to approach (2) what are the forms or documents needed (3) should we go through a lawyer, (4) time involved becuse the son lives in Delhi and the daughter is in Gulf (5) what are the role and documents the son and the daughter need to sign and (6) are they needed to be personally appeared before any authority?