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SuzanneM View Drop Down
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  Quote SuzanneM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: lost beficiaries
    Posted: 05/September/2018 at 13:23
My (non biological) grandfather recently passed away.
I am the only family member he had had any contact with in years.
Many years ago he wrote a will leaving everything to his 3 daughters whom he had not seen in around 40yrs. We are having no luck in finding them as they have all married since then (and at least 1 has passed away. the solicitor is about to advertise in the local papers to find them but i have already tried with no luck. can anyone tell me what happens if they are not found.
my first hope is they find them as this is what he wanted.
But if they are not found, what are my rights, I would like to think i have more legal right than the second option be a random charity or government fund.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/September/2018 at 15:25
Perhaps you should see a solicitor with the aim of contesting the will.(remember there are time limits) However you need grounds, do you have any?

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  Quote SuzanneM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/September/2018 at 16:05
This is my issue, I am happy for his daughters to get his inheritance, but i truly doubt they can be found as i have tried myself. But if they cant be found, what happens to it? I would make a claim to it if it was just being handed to Mr nobody

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/September/2018 at 17:29
You need to make a claim, if they cannot be found it is the only way you will be considered. Nothing to stop you withdrawing the claim if they are found.

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  Quote SuzanneM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/September/2018 at 18:09
thank you, I appreciate your help

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