Finders International are often asked to check research or family tree information before an application for a Missing Beneficiary Comfort Policy can be obtained or the distribution of an estate can take place.
We have found omissions or mistakes in about 50% of these cases; a worrying problem which could potentially result in claims for repayment of beneficiaries’ inheritance (in the absence of an insurance policy) or even legal action against the estate administrator.
There are a number of reasons for errors occurring, including:
- Relying on a family member for details.
- Relying on internet-based information sources, which have errors in transcription in about 10% of all records.
- Using an inexperienced researcher or amateur genealogist, who may have limited research resources at their disposal.
Service Details and Costs:
We can assess any family tree or research report submitted to us free of charge.
We will highlight areas of risk, errors or omissions and, if further work is needed, we will send you a no-obligation quotation for the work.
We will report back to you within 24 hours. Please contact us if you require our assistance.