"...Abandoned Life Insurance Policy..."
We located an insurance policy with the owner's estate listed as the beneficiary, the policy holder passed away in the mid eighties and the holder of the funds had not been able to find any heirs so the funds were left unclaimed. When we started working on the account it came to our attention that the policy holder was still married when he passed away, we were able to contacted Mrs. Jackie B. surviving spouse of the decedent, and she was very surprised and delighted to hear of her long deceased husband's life insurance policy, dating back some 30 years ago. We filed a successful claim on her behalf and it received the funds shortly thereafter.
Jackie B; Whittier, CA
"...Suspended Corporate Funds..."
Mr. Dennis C. was entitled to his late wife's inheritance belonging to his father's in law estate, most of the funds were held up in different businesses that were incorporated but since the officers were long deceased, the businesses had been suspended from the lack of activity and unpaid fees. Even though Dennis had been appointed the executor, trustee, sole heir and beneficiary it still wasn't enough for him to have the funds released. After working closely with Dennis and the holders of the funds, and upon proving Dennis's entitlement, we needed to revive all business pay all outstanding dues and finally dissolve the businesses to bring everything to close. We were finally able to complete Dennis's claim and all the funds were distributed to him.
Dennis C; San Bernardino, CA
"...Lost in Acquisition..."
Mr. and Mrs Michael T. had a home loan on their house, their house became flooded and uninhabitable. As a result their house had to be foreclosed, and any balances outstanding were zeroed out and the property was conveyed to Real Estate Owned (REO), relieving them of any remaining debt.
The couple had home insurance for their property and received a check from the insurance company to cover the damages, they were never able to cash the check since the home loan company was also listed as an owner due to the loan they had with them. They needed the home loan company to endorse the check so they mailed the check to them to endorse it, the loan company was going through a transformation at the time and was acquired by another company and claimed that they had no records of their account and that they cannot endorse the check and mailed it back to their attorney. This happened a couple of times before they eventually gave up and the account went dormant. Mr. and Mrs. L. had lost all their supporting documents in the flood which made it even more difficult to prove their case.
We worked directly with the insurance company and the loan company until we were able to track down their account information, we were able to get copies of real estate records and the sale deed to prove that they had been relieved of all debt and the loan company should be removed as an owner on the insurance policy. They were finally able prove their entitlement and claim their funds, the account was finally settled and closed.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L; San Diego, CA
“...Clerical Bank Error...”
Matthew and his siblings were entitled to their late mother's estate, several accounts that had been unaccounted for surfaced years after their mother's passing listing her as a beneficiary. The accounts had several beneficiaries listed, but due to a clerical error when the accounts were first opened it wasn't clear who the surviving beneficiary was. One of the accounts had an additional name listed as a beneficiary that never existed, we worked closely with the holder and we were able to clear up all discrepancies associated with the account to prove that we had located all rightful heirs and beneficiaries.
Mathew A; Montbello, CA
We contacted Gregory due to additional funds that he was entitled to to claim that was never included in his grandmother's estate, he was the sole heir and beneficiary. While Gregory was out of the country a malice professional conservator had been appointed to handle all affairs pertaining to his grandmother's conservatorship and estate administration. The professional conservator was charging the estate excessive fees and other charges, exhausting the estate's funds as much as possible.
Several years after the estate had been settled and done the professional fiduciary was still appointed entitling them to collect more unjust fees when in fact they should have been discharged years ago after the estate had been settled. Gregory filled us in on what had been going on with his grandmother's estate and wanted the fiduciary removed, the fiduciary had been blatantly ignoring him wishing him the best of luck. In our best effort to save Gregory from being charged any other extraneous fees, we were able help him with the help from one of our probate attorneys to discharge the professional fiduciary and Gregory was able claim this on his own.
Gregory G; Los Angeles, CA
“...Complex Succession Rights...”
Leo R. and his family were entitled to a rather large inheritance but an unknown and unexpected probate proceeding and a very complicated family tree including divorces and remarriages sent their entitlement right on a detour leaving them out of any inheritance. With the assistance from one of our probate attorneys that pointed out a probate code that would bring Leo and his family back into the claim, we were able to get their claims approved and paid out.
Leo R; New York, NY