Lauth Return Assets Division
Heir Search Services
Finding the people who matter most
Lauth Return Assets Division
Heir Search Service
When you need help finding an heir or proving heirship in matters of estate, probate, or other financial matters, Lauth Investigations International is the heir finder for you Lauth Investigations International has always prided itself on being the best in comprehensive intelligence services. As an innovative family-owned business, we are always striving to expand our catalogue of services to best serve both individuals and corporations both in the United States and abroad. Our clientele is diverse with specialized needs, and our brand of due-diligence and integrity ensures our clients are getting the context they need. Lauth will now be applying that same brand of excellence to a new line of heir location services that can benefit attorneys, corporations, and private citizens.
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Lauth can help
Receive the Clarity You’re Looking For:
When vetting heir search companies or seeking to prove heirship, you’ll need to ensure you’re getting the best in the business top-tier investigative professionals know how to locate heirs and search out concealed or hard-to-find information. Lauth Investigations gives our clients access to the experts — qualified heir finders with the tools to launch a detailed investigation that’s far more thorough than anything you could ever undergo on your own.
With a recovery plan in hand, Lauth serves as the independent party to vouch for assets, heirship, and estate details that law firms need to move forward with their cases and to service their clients. We’re adept at the process, confident in our skills, and here to do the legwork.
Lauth can help
Our Heir Search Services
- Heir search services nationwide
- Genealogy research
- Verification or completion of third-party genealogical research.
- Vital record searches and documentation of heirship
- Expert witness testimony
- Family tree with detailed report
Lauth Return Assets
The Heir Search Process
- No money up front
- We absorb the costs associated with proving heirship
- Only when the estate is distributed will we receive a percentage
- If you don’t receive your money—you don’t pay.
- Our team locates all the necessary documentation to prove heirship and regularly updates the claimant.
Here are some very common questions that our clients often have when using our services:
How do I know this is legit?
We never ask you for any out-of-pocket money. We have amazing reviews; please see what people say about us. We take a lot of pride in working with our heirs and making sure they receive what is rightfully theirs. Please look at our credentials and our ratings.
How did you get involved in this case?
We obtain cases in many ways, Attorneys, personal representatives, administrators and also public records
Why didn’t the estate administrator contact me?
Typically, an administrator does not have the resources nor the training to locate heirs
How did you find me?
We have genealogists and licensed private investigators who conduct research to locate our heirs. They have extensive knowledge from education and training.
What does the contingency fee pay?
It covers everything. It will pay attorney fees, court cost, all documents needed to prove your heirship to the court. If a will shows up or the estate is insolvent, all of the fees acquired, you will NOT be responsible for.
How do I find out how much money is in the estate?
We will let you know the amount of the estate when an inventory is filed. This is filed once all assets have been located.
Can you help me get in contact with my lost family members?
We cannot divulge any information of heirs we are working with. However, we are happy to ask an individual heir for permission to give them your information.
Is this worth my time?
Absolutely! We don’t ask for any money from you. The hardest thing you are going to have to do is sit back and wait for distribution. You have nothing to lose only to gain.
Can I be held liable for any dent against the estate?
No, you are not liable for any debt.
How long will this process take?
This is a probated estate and as anything in the court it can take some time. On average 1-2 years. We push to get the process moved as quickly as we can. Remember, we don’t get paid until you get paid.
Can I get a copy of my family tree?
Once distribution has been completed, we will be happy to give you a copy of the tree. This tree will only include names
Lauth seeks to set itself apart from other heir search companies by providing clarified intelligence that attorneys can count on to meet their clients’ needs.
- We exercise due-diligence in ensuring all heirs are on record.
- We secure all documentation necessary for proving heirship
- Attorneys retain piece of mind in the quality of their casework.
Do you need to prove heirship or find heirs?
Our genealogists will create a family tree and detailed report, along with obtaining any documents to prove their findings at an hourly rate. In the case of estate handling, will execution, or other matters of succession, Lauth can provide a variety of key services, such as heir location or beneficiary location.
Our team is versed in succession laws throughout the nation, and use our vast resources to secure and document all verifiable information to prove heirship.
Our methodology is backed up by the quality of our genealogical research and our glowing A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and scores of testimonials from our grateful clients.
Our parents separated when my brother and I were 8 and 10 years old. We hadn’t seen our father since then. The team at Lauth Investigations were able to find our father and we were able to reconnect with him after 23 years! It has brought some long-needed closure to our family.
My siblings and I were separated since we were young, and I was adopted to another family while my siblings remain with our father. After 25 years, I got a phone call from LII and not only that LII located all my siblings for me, and they also located assets from insurance policy that left to us by our mother. We were able to reunite our long-lost family because of LII and Thank you so much for bringing us together again.
All four of us were adopted by our parents. Our mother was our only connection. When she passed away, we all went our separate ways. I then received a call from Lauth Investigations regarding some unclaimed funds in my mother’s name. After explaining that I had not spoken to, seen or even knew where my siblings were located or if they were even alive, I was told that my family history would be researched. I was filled with shock and awe that Lauth was able to find my siblings and that one of them lived close by! Thanks to the Lauth Team, I finally knew and was able to speak to my brothers for the first time in years. I will always be grateful to Lauth for reuniting me with my siblings.
Heir Search Resources
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HEIR SEARCH DIVISION
MICHELLE GRAYChief Business Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Gray is the Chief Business Development Officer of the Heir Search Division.
From her time working on her first business venture in Cleveland, Ohio, she brings 12 years of solid understanding to the Heir Search Industry. She is a trusted partner who has developed the expertise and credentials that are essential to Lauth Investigations International, Inc., and specifically to heirs. She does this through learning and working with probate application, creating, and implementing new processes and procedures for consistency and completeness. Her business savviness has led her to work exclusively with startup companies, development, and operations in a wide range of fields for privately owned companies, and now finds herself with Lauth.
On a personal level, you will always find Michelle helping in any way she can by putting her heart and soul into everything she does in life, and never taking anything for granted. Michelle lives in Florida with her husband Gary, her beautiful daughter Dominique and wonderful son in law Kevin, whom resides in Germany. Michelle wants to let her family know how very proud she is of who they have become and their accomplishments. She loves being on the water, and spending quality time with her family.
Allison KotterSenior Researcher, Heir Search Division email@example.com
Allison Kotter is a professional genealogist pursuing accreditation through ICAPGen in the Southeast United States. Her professional genealogy skills and processes have been honed through a variety of genealogical education including the Research Like a Pro Study Group, Research Like a Pro with DNA Study Group, the ICAPGen Level 1 Study Group, the Becoming An Accredited Genealogist Professional SLIG course, multiple Family History courses as BYU, and work as an heir investigator for Lauth Investigations. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in psychology with a minor in statistics. She loves using the research skills she learned in college to solve family mysteries. When she is not doing genealogy, she is focused on spending as much time with her two little girls as possible
Joel WoodsCase Manager, Heir Search Team firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been in sales for almost 12 years with Staples. I have learned a lot about client relations and finding solutions. I have been a leader of several teams for the past 5 years.
Anne Marie SchmitzProbate Researcher, Heir Search Team email@example.com
Anne Marie Schmitz
The Heir Search Division is excited to have Anne Marie Schmitz as one of their Probate Researchers! She has over 15 years of genealogy research experience. Prior to becoming a probate researcher, she worked as a private kindergarten teacher and holds a Master of Education degree and Master's degree in History. You can find Anne Marie spending time with her family, old house hunting, baking, and photography in her spare time.
Ariel MunyerCertified Genealogist firstname.lastname@example.org
Ariel Munyer is a Certified Genealogist® and a Probate Attorney Liaison. She has a bachelor's degree in genealogy from Brigham Young University. She brings a thorough approach and tenacity to every project she works on. Living in Utah County, Utah, she enjoys hiking and reading.
Dominique RobinsonProbate Researcher, Heir Search Team email@example.com
Dominique grew up in sunny Florida where she started probate research 7 years ago. She is a hardworking, dedicated person who has always enjoyed the research side of things, as finding the missing piece brings much satisfaction. When she’s not working, she spends free time traveling the world and enjoying life with her husband
Susan ThompsonClient Manager, Heir Search Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Thompson is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Community History, with a particular interest in Wales and in early Southern US migration. She has been creatively hunting down ancestors since the age of 10 and took that childhood passion into her professional career . Always thinking outside the box.
With her combined 5 years as a client manager in the heir search industry, as well as her genealogical research experience, Susan brings a unique combination of understanding the probate process. She is able to explain and help the heirs through the probate process.
Susan enjoys spending time with her family in Florida, creative writing, live musical performances and watching college and professional football (Go 49ers!).
Sara WeismanProbate Generator email@example.com
Sara Weisman is a probate generator for Lauth Investigations: Heir Search Division. She holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Science in public relations, with a concentration in psychology. She brings a unique understanding to the probate process with her professional legal background and genealogy research experience. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with their cat.