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Benefits of genealogical research in the public sector

The benefits of genealogical research in the public sector Self-evidently, Local Authorities have to accomplish more and more with less…

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Government causes yet more legislative confusion

The government has been accused of causing yet more confusion, this time relating to the new Probate Law. The Non-Contentious…

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Adopted Children and Their Inheritance

There is often much confusion about the legal rights of adopted children, including questions such as what they can potentially…

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New probate fees ‘a huge positive’ for estates

New fair probate fees to be introduced The recent press headlines mostly consists of views about the introduction of new…

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Family Tree Verification service can offer guidance

Where do you turn when a person has died without a valid Will and the family cannot tell you all…

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Help for Local Authorities

Identifying and Locating Next-of-Kin

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Splitting heirs can be a risky business

With access to online information and ever growing awareness of genealogy thanks to television programmes have led to an influx…

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71% fall in income received from Bona Vacantia estates.

In June HM Procurator General and the Treasury Solicitor released the yearly accounts, covering the year till April 2018, for…

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Civil Partnerships’ and Marriage

Do they need a divorce?

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Probate fees must be published from December 2018

Heir hunters birth records

From December 2018 it will become mandatory for all law firms in England and Wales to publish prices for all…

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RIP David Pacifico

David Pacifico you were magnifico

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Dealing with “social media estates”

It has become increasingly popular to hold both financial and personal assets online, whether that includes social media, bank accounts,…

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Importance of having a Will

Eva Hancock died intestate in the house in which she was brought up. Her death certificate reported an open verdict,…

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Navigate your way through estate administration safely

  Delving into the pasts of others is a standard part of administering an estate. Upon lifting the lid, there…

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Lost and Found again

Heir Hunters files

The business of finding beneficiaries to unclaimed estates can be a drawn out complicated procedure. The population is increasing at…

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