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Tracing the Last Will of a Loved One

When someone dies, most of us will be overwhelmed by grief and loss. Death is ordinary and extraordinary at the same time.

A Guide to Probate Valuation

What is probate valuation? Simply put, it is valuing someone’s estate after they die. It can include money, property and possessions, and needs to be done quickly so the estate can be distributed to the rightful beneficiaries.

Increase in People Thinking About Digital Inheritance

Have you decided what will happen to your cute collection of cat pics on Instagram and your wildly popular raw food diet blog once you die?

Finders International staff become first global probate research team to become NALP accredited

Finders International staff are the first global forensic genealogy team to receive NALP accreditation.

Finders International Will Remember Them

It is 1918, and on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it is declared that Germany has signed the armistice, and thus ends one of the bloodiest battles in human history. 100 years on, we fall silent to remember the people that fought, that were wounded, and that never made it home.

Dramatic rise in probate fees to access wills

A new rise in probate fees is to be introduced, which means if estates are worth £2 million or more, they will have to pay £6,000.

700 unclaimed estates in Birmingham

There are currently 700 unclaimed estates in Birmingham. Estates are left unclaimed when people die without leaving a will or known next of kin.

Paperwork—What You Need to Do Before You Die

What’s one of the best things you can do for your loved ones, apart from caring for them well in this life?

The History of Wills

As Will Aid approaches, the annual month where people are encouraged to prepare a will in exchange for a donation to charity, we thought we’d look at the history of wills and how they came about.

Finders Will Searches Expand Internationally

Did you know that Finders International can search for the existence of a will in all UK countries, the Republic of Ireland and overseas too?

A number of unclaimed estates in Leicestershire

There are currently over 100 unclaimed estates in Leicestershire. Unclaimed estates occur when someone dies without a will or next of kin.

Media

BBC Radio London : 2,500 UNCLAIMED ESTATES AND RISING IN LONDON

74 unclaimed estates, so far this year, have been added to London’s stock of over 2,500 estates in ‘purgatory’, according to Finders International’s interrogation of the latest Bona Vacantia list. These are estates of people who have died apparently intestate (no Will) and with no known next of kin.

Intercontinental Finance: Danny Curran – Creating a successful legacy

Founder and managing director of Finders International, Danny Curran, recently featured in Intercontinental Finance talking about the success of heir hunting firm Finders. Read the article below.

Legal futures : Probate property sales and services

One of the services Finders International offers its professional service clients is fast and efficient probate property sales and services for any properties in the UK and Ireland.

Daughter of SAS hero who inherited £140,000 estate to star on BBC show

A woman whose father was one of the founding members of the SAS has inherited a £140,000 estate from a relative she never knew.

Sunday Mercury : Family Miss Out On Pensioner’s £300,000 estate

A FAMILY'S celebrations following news they had inherited a fortune have been cut very short following the II th hour discovery of a will.

The Guardian : Danny Curran: ‘I don’t get paid by the BBC, but make about £150,000’

I’m the founder of Finders International, which tracks down family members of people who die without a will, and feature a lot on BBC One’s Heir Hunters programme.

Birmingham Live : £300k family fortune left to dogs and RSPCA

A Family's celebrations following news they had inherited a fortune have been cut very short following the 11th hour discovery of a will.

Stoke-on-Trent Live: Stoke-on-Trent brothers get this surprise inheritance when long-lost relative dies – now their story is to feature on BBC’s Heir Hunters

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers are to feature in an episode of BBC Heir Hunters after a surprise inheritance from a family member they lost touch with decades before.

Finders Talk Heir Hunters on BBC Stoke Radio

Finders International’s Senior case manager Amy-Louise Moyes joins the show to talk about the new series of Heir Hunters. Joined by heir Alan Newman in relation to the Henshall case which features on BBC 1 Heir Hunters today at 11am.

Nantwich News : Nantwich woman inherits £100,000 from book illustrator she never met

A Nantwich woman has inherited the £100,000 estate of a children’s book illustrator that had been left unclaimed.