Intestacy is when someone dies without making a will. As 53% of the adult population still don't have a will, this is an incredibly busy area of law. My particular field of expertise is in beneficiary tracing which is identifying and then finding relatives who will inherit under the intestacy rules. In most of my cases, the deceased person had no contact with any family and very limited information - if any- about them. It is my job to research their family history along with agents to work out who should inherit by applying the intestacy rules to their family tree. Working alongside these family members - who may not even know each other - is rewarding and challenging, even more so when I think of the largest cases which have involved over 80 beneficiaries in 3 different countries. I work with these beneficiaries in a sensitive, appropriate manner to ensure that I have built an accurate picture of the family, whilst dealing with the legal requirements of probate.
Beside the intestate work I do, I also specialise in non-intestate estates. This is where a will has been made and beneficiaries are known which enables me to offer an all-round service on this area of expertise.
So please, if you are in any doubt and would like clarification on the Intestacy Rules or Family tracing please give me a call on the number above or use the contact box on this page.