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Will searches – no stone left unturned

Finders InternationalBy Legal Futures’ Associate Finders International [1]

For many years, we at Finders International have conducted will searches in the UK, looking for wills that may have been drawn up in different counties at widely different points in the testator’s life, so that solicitors can begin the distribution of an estate safe in the knowledge no stone has been left unturned.

What does this process look like and where might it apply? Here are two case study examples at the opposite end of the spectrum:

Thorough searches

A Finders International search is thorough. We don’t rely on emails and we research professional bodies (solicitors and will writers) located in a wide area around the deceased’s address. Our checks also cover the Principal Probate Registry and will writers’ bodies. The estate can then use our report to apply for missing will insurance through Finders International, a step we recommend to ensure total comfort when proceeding with the estate distribution.

Finders International’s [2] founder and CEO Danny Curran said: “Estate administrators bear a heavy responsibility, ensuring the estate goes to the right people in cases where someone has died intestate. A routine search for wills helps estate administrators fulfil that duty.

“It’s about managing risk, mitigating the chance of nasty surprises and mistakes in estate administration.”

To find out more about Finders International’s Will search service, please contact us [3] for a quotation tailored to your needs.