"...Abandoned Life Insurance Policy..."
We located an insurance policy that listed the owner's estate 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., the surviving spouse of the decedent. She was very surprised 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 she 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 lack of activity and unpaid fees. Even though Dennis had been appointed the executor, trustee, sole heir, and beneficiary of his father's in law estate, his was still not able 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 businesses, pay all outstanding dues, and 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 was flooded and uninhabitable. As a result, their house had to be foreclosed, 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 for them to endorse it. The loan company was going through a transformation at the time, they were acquired by another company that claimed they had no records of their account, and they could not endorse the check. The loan company mailed the check back to Mr. and Mrs. Michael T.'s attorney. This happened a couple of times before they eventually gave up and their account went dormant. Mr. and Mrs. T. 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, so the loan company could be removed as an owner on the insurance policy. We were able prove their entitlement, filed a successful claim for Mr. and Mrs. T., and the account was finally settled and closed.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael T.; San Diego, CA
“...Clerical Bank Error...”
Matthew and his siblings were entitled to their late mother's intestate estate. Several accounts that had been unaccounted for, surfaced years after their mother's passing listing her as a beneficiary. One of 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. The account had an additional name listed as a beneficiary, it turned out that this name was a mix up of a first and last name from two of the other beneficiaries, but this beneficiary never existed. We were able to untangle and clarify the correct identities of all beneficiaries, and one of them was Matthew and his siblings' mother. We could now file a claim for the their late mother's estate and prove that we had located all rightful heirs to the estate. The claim was successfully approved and paid out.
Mathew A; Montbello, CA
We contacted Gregory due to additional funds that he was entitled 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 explained to us what had happened to his grandmother's estate, and he wanted the fiduciary removed. The fiduciary had been blatantly ignoring him, and wishing him the best of luck to get her discharged from his grandmother's estate. In our best effort to save Gregory from being charged any other extraneous fees, we were able help him with the assistance from one of our probate attorneys. The professional fiduciary was discharged immediately, 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