For lawyers, estate administrators and probate courts


Estate administration is a particular kind of mandate. In addition to competence in administering estates, you also need to be able to locate all potential heirs – and this often requires skills and resources that are not always at your disposal.

We specialize in tracing heirs not only in Germany and the other German-speaking countries but also, and in particular, in Eastern Europe. Most of our staff are native speakers of Eastern European languages, enabling us to conduct quick and accurate research into ancestors or relatives of the deceased in many countries, especially in Russia and the post-Soviet states, the Baltic states, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

Whether local archives or online resources –  our team has many years of experience and expertise in the field of research as well as extensive legal knowledge when it comes to tracing heirs and estate administration. Our network of highly qualified colleagues includes lawyers, historians, genealogists and philologists, so even very complex issues can usually be solved quickly within our team, which often significantly reduces the total investigation time required.

We generally work on a success fee basis, meaning that we are only paid once we have successfully and completely concluded our investigations into the case. In exceptional cases, however, we are also willing to conduct investigations on a fee basis. Just get in touch – we are confident that we will be able to come to an agreement. Furthermore, you can decide how much assistance you would like to receive from us. By arrangement, we can just supply a single or multiple documents or, if required, carry out complete investigations. 

If you trust us with your case, we make it a priority to keep you updated on the status of our investigations. Upon request we can, for example, send you regular progress reports by post or email.

Simply contact us for a free initial consultation. We are certain to come to a solution tailored exactly to your specific requirements.