Dying without a Will - Intestate

June 2012

We have recently helped to find the family of an elderly gentleman who died without making a Will.  Arthur was unmarried, he was one of ten brothers but he had not made a Will.  A close friend of Arthur's asked us to find all of the family members that were entitled to a share in his estate to avoid it passing to the Treasury where it would be used a public funds.

We prepared a family tree and located all but one beneficiary.  As a precaution we arranged insurance for the possibility of the missing beneficiary appearing later to make a claim after the estate had been distributed.