Christopher K. passed away with no immediate family. Court-appointed genealogists could not discover any heirs. After they gave up, we managed to locate a daughter. This is her story:
Almost 20 years ago, a young French student came to the United States to study for a year while in college. She became close with Christopher K., and after returning to France had his child, a baby daughter, out of wedlock.
AVAYDA located Annette B., now 18 years old, living in a small town in France and brought the court’s attention to her whereabouts.
We succeeded in claiming Annette B. rightful inheritance from the father she never knew. Her completely unexpected windfall, a $60,000 inheritance, has enabled Annette to attend university in France.
Half Million Dollar Inheritance
Bernard L. died alone in a nursing home. He had never been married, worked for the post office his whole adult life, and had no known relatives. Our genealogical research revealed that Bernard had two siblings, with whom he apparently lost touch with decades earlier.
We succeeded in locating two nieces and one nephew, children of Bernard’s estranged siblings. An estate was opened on their behalf, and they received an inheritance worth nearly half a million dollars.
David A. was a reclusive person who lived on his own without family in a small, cluttered house. He had no relatives to speak of. What he did have was a will, in which he left the majority of his money to his alma mater.
After David passed away, we discovered that this person who lived so poorly actually had hundreds of thousands of dollars in stocks, bonds, and dividends that all escheated to the state. We recovered the money and the university was able to receive this very generous endowment.
500% Property Appreciation
One of our favorite cases was that of Buster G, an elderly and simple gentleman who struggled to live with dignity.
A number of years ago, Buster purchased a piece of vacant land as an investment property for $500. After paying property taxes for approximately 20 years, Buster was unable to continue paying the expense and the property was ultimately foreclosed on.
Little did Buster know that at this point the property value had increased by 500%. We discovered funds from the tax lien foreclosure, and were able to recover $300,000 for Buster.