Probate for Notaries,
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They exist in every country: unclaimed funds. Often these funds are kept by a public trustee for a certain period of time, after which the funds fall to the Crown. Unless of course, they are claimed on behalf of the beneficiary before that time. Are you a notary, probate genealogist or lawyer and can we be of assistance to you with regard to research in The Netherlands or Belgium? By all means, let us know.
Once it has been established that the decedent did not leave behind a spouse or any issue abroad and that a last will was not made, the search for heirs according to local law begins. Should this path lead to The Netherlands or Belgium, then we can certainly be of help to you. We will acquire information about the parents of the decedent, in order to establish whether there are siblings. In case of a predeceased sibling, we will look for nieces and nephews. Should the sibling have postdeceased the decedent, then we will look for legal heirs according to last will or local law.
We conduct research within The Netherlands and Belgium ourselves, even if that means we have to drive across the country to visit regional archives. The span of what we have to offer you does not end here, however. Should the trail lead to other countries, then we shall continue our research there with the help of colleagues abroad. This includes countries that are notorious to conduct research in, such as Indonesia and Portugal. Through our network, we are able to be of service to you in virtually every country, to acquire last wills and to contract foreign heirs.
Dependant on the nature of the case brought to our attention, we work with an hourly fee or a so called contingency fee. Cases that are accepted based on a contingency fee are handled on a no cure, no pay basis. From time to time, we may also accept cases for a fixed fee. Our fees are always open to discussion.
We take the privacy of persons involved in an investigation and of colleagues very seriously. This is why we are registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority. We are licensed by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice to perform private investigations within The Netherlands. Information provided to us will be stored securely. It is shared on a need to know basis only.
We mediate between heirs and trustees with regard to unclaimed funds, within the Netherlands as well as abroad. We work with an hourly fee as well as a contingency fee, depending on the nature of the case.
Finding missing heirs
in The Netherlands
It can be difficult to find heirs in The Netherlands; one has to have access to vital statistics and the county register. Sometimes even those databases don't contain the necessary information.
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