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05:26 Jun 24, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: orphan's court division
A clerk of the said Orphan's Court Division certifies a text to be a true and correct copy of a Duplicate Certificate. The certificate is needed for a marriage license. I found "Nachlaßgericht" on the Dietl/Lorenz law dictionary, but I think its more "Waisengericht", because a "Nachlaßgericht" cannot permit marriage, am I right? Unfortunately, I am not well informed about the American court system. Can anybody help me?
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naVormundschaftsgerichtJosef Schmid, Jr.
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
nasee belowDan McCrosky



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Romain gives "Vormundschaftsgericht und Nachlassgericht", for the US, perhaps because the one court division handles both these family related issues. - This court will probably not be responsible for permitting the marriage, only certifying that the certificate (maybe a birth certificate) is true and correct. Court division is possibly similar to Gerichtsbarkeit / Gerichtskammer / Gerichtsabteilung.

Dan McCrosky
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36 mins

This is definitely the best selection;
you might check out www.google.com for some background information.
Good Luck!

Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
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This term, found in Herbst Legal Dictionary, is defined as "guardianship court" (French: tribunal des tutelles). Nachlassgericht is a probate court. Probate has to do with wills. Romain Dictionary of Legal and Commercial terms reads: orphan's court Vormundschaftsgericht und Nachlassgericht. (in some U.S. states). This appears to me to be an amalgamation. I would use Vormundschaftsgericht because it is more understandable. In many states, all of this would be handled by a Family Court. Joe Schmid, Charlotte, NC USA

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