Why mortality screening often fails on legacy books

Many financial service providers rely on automated mortality screening to identify deaths without realising such services will often fail to identify deaths that occurred prior to 1984.

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The challenges of probate genealogy

Family values have changed so much over the years, people move more often and rates of single living, 2nd marriages, couples with children from previous marriages and divorce for the over 50s are the highest they have ever been. The instances of wills being re-written after a partner has passed away and where there are children from different former marriages have increasingly led to risks of inheritance not ending up where initially intended. These are just some of the many reasons why the correct administration of an estate has never been more challenging

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