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+10,000 unclaimed estates !!

It seemed a staggering number to me, which since 2010 has climbed to over 11,000. These estates have passed to the government by default. Firstly because the person who died did not leave a will and secondly because heirs who … Continue reading

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It all began with Heir Hunters

As an owl rather than a lark, I originally started watching Heir Hunters on daytime TV whilst having breakfast and as an amateur genealogist I was hooked. Whilst the programme concentrated on the immediacy of probate researchers to track newly posted … Continue reading

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Law changes today for those who do not have a will!

Today sees a change in the rules regarding what happens to the assets of someone who dies without leaving a will. Without a will an estate passes to family members using strict criteria in law. Read the changes to the … Continue reading

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