Services for Genealogists
During the course of the past ten years, we have represented professional genealogists in hundreds of estates involving unknown heirs or missing heirs. We have handled genealogist referred matters in the entire six county area (Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will and Kane) surrounding Chicago. We are well versed in the methods and evidentiary requirements for proving heirship in Illinois. We have been involved in United States, as well as foreign, heirships. We do more than “go through the motions”, ceasing our efforts once heirship is proven. Unlike some firms, we monitor the estate for excessive fees by attorneys and representatives, and challenge excessive fees when we see them, in an effort to maximize the return for our clients, the genealogist and the estate beneficiary.
Because we represent a number of genealogists, and because there is more competition among genealogists today than ever before, we keenly appreciate the need for discretion and absolute confidentiality in our dealings with each genealogical firm. Oftentimes, multiple genealogists are working on the same estate. We are very aware of our ethical duties to all clients. Each and every client is accorded that respect and is equally valuable to our firm.