• December 1, 2023
 Modern families and intestacy: The importance of verifying a family tree

Modern families and intestacy: The importance of verifying a family tree

Title Research always recommends that Personal Representatives get their family trees professionally verified when dealing with an intestate estate or missing beneficiaries. On numerous occasions, they have seen their clients come very close to a misdistribution, where the Personal Representative would have subsequently been liable if there were any claims against the estate.

Even if your clients believe they have a complete family tree, the complex nature of modern families can mean that someone may be missed. Title Research’s blog explores these changing family dynamics and covers:

  • Modern families, adoption, and travel/emigration
  • The risk of claims against the estate
  • A case study on verifying a class gift
  • How Title Research can help

Click here to read the blog.

Title Research provides a range of genealogical research and asset repatriation services for legal professionals. Their services are designed to streamline the estate administration process, take the effort out of locating the correct people or assets, and mitigate the risk of future disputes or complications.

If you have any questions about genealogical research, asset repatriation, or how you can work with Title Research, call them on 0345 87 27 600 or email info@titleresearch.com.

This article was submitted to be published by Title Research as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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Title Research’s less well-known servicesFounded in 1965, we provide a range of expert services that cover every aspect of probate and estate administration. Legal professionals turn to us because they know that we can be trusted to take care of their challenges professionally and competently. We bring clarity to estate administration by delivering proven genealogical research and asset repatriation services that mitigate risk for legal professionals. Key services:

  • Tracing missing or unknown people
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