American Research Bureau has been successfully connecting heirs with their lawful inheritance since 1935. Our skillful research, knowledge of estate law and proven investigative techniques have made us the trusted leader in international probate research. In some cases, we also re-establish long-forgotten family relationships. We don’t get paid until you do, therefore we are highly invested in establishing and securing your inheritance as quickly as possible. We look forward to earning your business and being your inheritance connection.
Watch this video about what we do, hear from some of our past clients and learn about how ARB connects you with your lawful inheritance.
Through our skillful research, knowledge of estate law and proven investigative techniques, we are able to thoroughly build the best case for our heirs to secure their lawful inheritance.
Key Steps in the Probate Process
American Research Bureau (ARB) reviews thousands fo matters to identify situations where missing and unknown heirs need to be located.
ARB relies on its research team – with more than 200 years of combined research experience – to identify and locate lawful heirs.
ARB researchers contact potential heirs in a variety of ways, including by phone, email, text, letters, or in person.
Heirs sign the Agreement and Assignment confirming terms of payment. ARB receives payment only if and when clients receive their money.
ARB document specialists gather and organize essential documentation to establish the legal relationship and entitlement of clients.
If necessary, the court requires claimants to submit evidence of their entitlement. The court reviews the documentation and issues an order declaring the lawful heirs.
Those in charge of the assets account for claims, income, expenses, taxes, gains or losses on sales, etc. Proposed distribution from remaining assets is presented to the court for approval.
Payment is made in accordance with each heir’s entitlement and the assets available for distribution from the accounting. ARB is paid in accordance with the Agreement and Assignment.
Our probate researchers have more than 200 years of combined experience and extensive knowledge investigating and tracing complicated family histories to establish heirship. We employ proprietary data-gathering techniques and technologies that have helped us successfully resolve thousands of cases throughout the United States and abroad.
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American Research Bureau (ARB) is a trusted leader in the field of international probate research. We specialize in locating next of kin and tracing missing or unknown heirs worldwide. Without us, many heirs would be omitted and denied their lawful inheritance. If no assets are recovered, our clients pay nothing. We provide efficient and reliable solutions to attorneys, estate administrators and personal representatives in every aspect of establishing a complete heirship.