B-149745, SEP. 6, 1962

B-149745: Sep 6, 1962

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THIS CHECK WAS DRAWN TO THE ORDER OF EVANTHIAL PANAGIOTON. THE LAWS OF GREECE PROVIDE THAT ADOPTIONS ARE EFFECTED BY AN ORDER OF A COURT. IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE COURT ORDER EFFECTING YOUR ADOPTION BY EVANTHIAL PANAGIOTON. THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS UPON WHICH ANY PORTION OF YOUR CLAIM MAY BE ALLOWED.

B-149745, SEP. 6, 1962

TO MRS. MAIRI IL. TSATSARONIS:

THIS REFERS TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 10, 1962, CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM TO THE PROCEEDS OF CHECK NO. 25-304-300, DATED AUGUST 3, 1961, IN THE AMOUNT OF $28.50. THIS CHECK WAS DRAWN TO THE ORDER OF EVANTHIAL PANAGIOTON, NOW DECEASED. YOU CLAIM AS THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF THE PAYEE AND AS THE PAYER OF HER FUNERAL EXPENSES.

UNDER THE LAWS OF GREECE, ADOPTED CHILDREN QUALIFY AS DESCENDANTS OF PERSONS DYING INTESTATE. ALSO, THE LAWS OF GREECE PROVIDE THAT ADOPTIONS ARE EFFECTED BY AN ORDER OF A COURT. IN ORDER FOR US TO CONSIDER YOUR CLAIM AS THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF THE DECEASED, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE COURT ORDER EFFECTING YOUR ADOPTION BY EVANTHIAL PANAGIOTON. ADDITIONALLY, YOU SHOULD SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE RECEIPTED FUNERAL BILL AS PROOF THAT YOU PAID THE FUNERAL EXPENSES OF THE DECEASED.

IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH EVIDENCE, THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS UPON WHICH ANY PORTION OF YOUR CLAIM MAY BE ALLOWED.