Tracing Beneficiaries

Tracing Beneficiaries

Tracing Beneficiaries and tracing people in general, is our most-requested service.

It's a fact that a considerable number of people passing away each year have either not written or have neglected to update their will. If they leave behind relatives who cannot easily be traced, the estate will then pass to the Crown.

When there is no will, or relatives mentioned in a will cannot be traced by conventional means, then Link Investigations can help.

We are specialists in locating missing and unknown beneficiaries. Our success comes from having several years of experience in family history research and developing techniques that enable us to trace not only known beneficiaries but Next of Kin who are as yet, unknown.

Our expertise in people-finding, genealogy and probate-related research has meant that many solicitors, genealogists, investigators, family researchers etc have regularly used our services.

Link Investigations specialise in tracing difficult to locate beneficiaries who:

  • May have changed name, whether that be for marriage or any other reason
  • Have emigrated
  • Are the next in line to be identified if a beneficiary is found to have passed away

We can work with an agreed budget or a time spent basis to suit you and we never charge by a percentage rate.

All our enquiries relating to tracing beneficiaries are performed in a sensitive manner. Link Investigations observes its Data Protection obligations most conscientiously, and maintains discretion at all times.

With an international search network, quick closure, accurate reporting and value for money, make Link Investigations your first choice for tracing beneficiaries.

Rules of Intestacy

When a person dies without leaving a valid will, their property (the estate) must be shared out according to certain rules. These are called the rules of intestacy. A person who dies without leaving a will is called an intestate person.

Only married or civil partners and some other close relatives can inherit under the rules of intestacy.

If someone makes a will but it is not legally valid, the rules of intestacy decide how the estate will be shared out, not the wishes expressed in the will.

For more information, refer to the Citizens Advice Website

Call us on 01892 258 258, or you can email us at info@linkinvestigations. Alternatively, you can use the Contact Page to send us a message, and it will receive immediate attention.

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