At Legacy Tree Genealogists we are thrilled to assist you with your forensic probate research needs.
Forensic Genealogists & Probate Researchers
As a probate research firm, our staff includes several qualified forensic genealogists who are ready to conduct forensic probate research for you. In some cases you may only need professional research and a written report. But it is possible that you may also need an expert witness to appear for probate court. We are happy to discuss your particular needs and determine the best means of accomplishing your goals.
We have the record access and the necessary skills to build the family tree of a deceased relative and then trace the living descendants who may ultimately inherit from an estate. This forensic probate research often requires knowledge of late 1800s and early 1900s record sources for various parts of the United States (USA) and other countries, as well as “people finding” skills to find and locate missing heirs.
If you or your client have been named executor of an estate, we will work with you to identify each living relative and to locate the potential heirs for your case.
Heir & Estate Research
While we do not provide legal advice regarding who should inherit an estate, once we have completed our initial report, we are able to state with confidence who the closest living relatives are. When a family member dies intestate (e.g. dies without leaving a will) it is important to bring a forensic genealogist in quickly to ensure that the estate goes to the legitimate heirs rather than being lost to the state.
We look forward to preparing your case for probate court and can walk you through each step of the process to ensure that everything goes smoothly.