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Problems in family relationships make it difficult for us to identify heirs and delays notice to heirs.
An industry of unauthorized heir hunters exploits those problems by taking advantage of the heirs and the current laws that don’t effectively prevent them from intentionally submitting inaccurate or incomplete information through their attorneys (“on behalf of the heirs”).
To protect the public laws should permit us a reasonable period of time to take proper steps to account for all the heirs, including authorizing an heirship research firm to assist in fulfilling our obligation to exercise due diligence.
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