Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a valid will or in the absence of a valid will, as law prescribes.
We are experts in conducting Probate and Estate Investigations. Whether it is looking for missing heirs and/or assets, or conducting an investigation to determine the validity of the Last Will and Testament of the deceased, or if there are any questions concerning possible undue influence, fraud, testamentary and/or questions as to the signature in the preparation or execution of the Last Will and Testament, Investigator Keith M. Kirby has the experience and expertise to investigate and determine if there is any factual evidence. In the last 20 years, he has located several missing heirs and identified several dollars in forgotten, unknown, and improperly conveyed estate assets.
In addition to probate and estate, since most trust agreements are not probated, if you are a beneficiary named in a trust, and believe that the trustee hasn't properly administered the settlors' requests, as stated in the trust, we can identify the trust and conduct a complete asset investigation to insure that the proceeds are properly accounted for and/or were transferred correctly to the benificiary(s)
Probate,and Estate investigations often involve tracking investigative leads that are several years old. The Shamus Group LLC has the resources and expertise to locate the missing heirs or assets. In addition we have the capability to locate missing heirs locally, nationally and internationally as well.