As an established firm of probate researchers and genealogists, we can assist public sector departments, coroners and hospitals in the locating of next of kin for deceased individuals in intestate, bona vacantia cases.
Our service is free to Public Sector Departments. Using our services ensures the return of costs incurred by the local authority quickly with the fast resolution of the deceased’s estate.
We can usually find the Next of Kin within 48 hours of our involvement. This enables the bereaved to be informed and can help prevent the distress caused to relatives informed after the funeral. The Next of Kin can also be asked to take over funeral arrangements and deal with the deceased’s possessions if desired.
A dedicated Case Manager will be on hand to answer any queries and keep you updated. Thorough searches for missing wills can be undertaken, preventing any future liability and we provide all the documentary evidence to prove next of kin and assist in appointing them as personal representative. If kin cannot be located we can assist in the referral to the GLD.
We understand the sensitive nature of the event and our expert professional team approach every case with the sensitivity, professionalism and compassion required when locating the bereaved.