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Are You
Responsible For

Notice To Heirs

What Risks do you Face
Due To Unauthorized

Heir Hunters

Should The Law
Permit You Time To

Locate The Heirs

We are concerned with the serious issues surrounding due diligence
  • Administrators
  • Ad Litems
  • Attorneys
  • Conservators
  • Executors
  • Fiduciaries
  • Guardians
  • Judges
  • Law Clerks
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals
  • Personal Representatives
  • Probate Court Staff
  • Public Administrators
  • Trustees
  • Trust Officers

Problems in family relationships make it difficult for us to identify heirs and delay notice to heirs.

An industry of unauthorized heir hunters exploits those problems by taking advantage of the heirs and the current laws that don’t effectively prevent them from intentionally submitting inaccurate or incomplete information through their attorneys (“on behalf of the heirs”).

To protect the public laws should permit us a reasonable period of time to take proper steps to account for all the heirs, including authorizing an heirship research firm to assist in fulfilling our obligation to exercise due diligence.

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Who Is Responsible For This Forum?

The forum was initiated by Cliff von Langen of Von Langen, LLC. As a forensic genealogist and investigative agency that specializes in assisting the probate profession, Von Langen is a consultant to ...

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Who Is This Intended For?

Probate professionals who feel that, currently, they are lacking reliable information and effective controls needed to conduct heir searches in a planned, systematic manner to ensure that all heirs ...

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