When someone dies intestate (i.e. without a last will and testament) in the US, a kinship hearing can be required in court.
The forensic genealogy required to prove kinship (who the heir(s) is/are) can span 150+ years on both maternal and paternal sides of the family, with ancestors, estates and heirs often in multiple countries for one kinship case. The burden to prove kinship lies with the alleged heir(s). These cases are very involved, time consuming and challenging. Global Shareholder Services® assumes this burden of proof and works with the alleged heirs to prove their claim to all or a share of the decedent’s estate.
Our Founder, Johan Boakes, is a court recognized expert witness and has many years of experience successfully resolving kinship cases. We have never lost a kindship case that we have worked on. Our client service is second to none and we are regularly in contact with our clients to update them. At the conclusion of the case our clients also receive a family history booklet and extensive family tree.