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Locating Beneficiaries & Determining Potential Heirs


If you are in need of expert probate research in order to disperse an unclaimed estate, look no further than Cole Investigative Agency. C.I.A. is a nationwide investigative research firm with years of experience in probate research, locating heirs, and verifying the relationships of the decedent's heirs/beneficiaries. Our team of private investigators work hand in hand to determine potential heirs and locate beneficiaries. Whether you are an heir or possible heir to an estate, a probate attorney conducting an heir search, or a trust officer appointed by the courts, C.I.A. has the tools and resources to assist you. C.I.A. is unlike other probate research and heirs locate services you are likely to find on the internet offering assistance in the probate research field. Most of these "estate research" firms collect a significant portion of the inheritance they are hired to locate. At C.I.A., we bill our clients on an hourly basis rather than on a contingency basis, which often results in substantial savings for you in the long run. We believe that allowing our clients to set a budget on a case benefits all of the parties involved.

What we can do for you:

  • Probate Research

  • Locate Ancestors

  • Locating Heirs and Heir Searches

  • Estate Research

  • Locate Beneficiaries

In order to effectively conduct probate research, investigators need to be able to retrieve records in all fifty states. C.I.A. has the size, experience, and ability to utilize sources and conduct interviews in every state.

Our investigators utilize the following sources in order to identify and locate missing and unknown heirs:

  • Census records

  • Vital records

  • Church records

  • Immigration records

  • Court records

  • Obituaries

  • Database searches

  • Interviews

At Cole Investigative Agency, our primary goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of customer service possible. We strive to inform you of beneficiaries and their contact information in a timely and affordable manner. Furthermore, we encourage you to communicate with our researchers and investigators throughout the entire probate research process in order to keep you informed of your case status.

If you need assistance with probate research, locating heirs, and verifying relationships, C.I.A. is the agency to call. Please contact us today at (214) 915-0341 to discuss your probate matter.