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Does instructing a probate genealogist worry you?

Sourcing and selecting experts to help find missing beneficiaries is a duty practitioners should approach with care, says Anglia Research

19 March 2013

Every practitioner will, at ?some stage in their career, hit the proverbial road block when administering an estate. Regardless of whether a deceased has died intestate ?or testate, there are always occasions ?where records or beneficiaries have gone missing and names and potential heirs seem impossible to find. In many cases the subjects have either completely disappeared or they ?are an unknown quantity. So what do you do next?

The answer is to approach a professional forensic genealogist, who will determine and resolve identities and establish the current whereabouts of possible beneficiaries or next-of-kin on testate or intestate cases.

Missing beneficiary problems ?seem to arise relatively (pun intended!) infrequently. But when they do, the busy practitioner – who has not before encountered such a problem in their career – may be tempted simply to reach for the nearest expert witness dire...

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