I am hoping for some words of wisdom.
I have an intestacy (died 2009). Gentleman was abandoned in the car park of the local hospital. He was from Malta and allegedly brought over to the UK by his son and wife, assaulted and abandoned. No police action taken as far as I am aware. Social Services asked me to act as Attorney, which I did. He died a short while later.
After years of searching we have been able to establish that wife is deceased and have been given the name of son. However even using genealogists to search, no address for son located although they believe he is in the UK. Have used DWP forwarding service to write to him twice but no reply but our letters haven’t been returned either.
Deceased also had a brother in Malta that we have been in contact with – he has no contact with his nephew and does not want to have anything to do with him.
We looked at Missing Beneficiary insurance with a view to distributing to brother but have been told that the premium would be £500 at least. The estate is only a few thousand pounds. Benjamin Order would also be prohibitively expensive and I don’t believe you can pay into court without some sort of order. Brother is not happy to provide an indemnity himself and is not interested in being involved.
Pickup & Scott