It depends what the will say as to whether this goes to the remainingbeneficiaries or stays with the one that you cannot find.
Firstly, you have to make all attempts to find him using internationaltracing agents although the cost of that can be deducted from whatever he hasinherited.
You have to find out whether he died before the person writing the will orafter.
If he died before the person leaving the will and the section 33 of theWills act is not excluded that whatever he was left goes to his children if hehas any. If he has not section 3 of the Wills act is excluded, and he diedbefore the person leaving the will and his share goes to the survivingbeneficiaries.
If he died after the person writing the will, then what he has inheritedeither passes in accordance with his own will or in accordance with the rulesof intestacy which are here http://www.graysons.co.uk/wills-intestacy.html
he may have other relatives that the surviving beneficiaries and in thisrespect, the executors are probably going to have to use a firm of genealogists.
It is not simply a case of waiting for a period of time and the survivorsthen taking the money.
At the end of all this, it is essential for the executors to take out anindemnity policy in the eventuality that beneficiaries come out of the woodworkand who were not paid
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