Our Promise

We will put your best interest first at every step of the process and exhaust all efforts for you, leveraging our proprietary research methods, proven investigation skills, and our expansive industry experience, to build the best case possible for your inheritance claim.

Priceless Expertise

  • Navigating the probate system alone will only lead to frustration and extra expenses

  • Our team and legal partners handle everything for you to ensure a stress-free experience

  • Your Heir Advocate will walk you through each step and keep you informed all along the way

  • We’re fully certified, licensed, and vetted in the State of Florida

Remarkable Outcome

  • Our proprietary research methods add untold value to each estate by uncovering deeply hidden assets that go undetected by others
  • Our negotiation experts have successfully settled substantial amounts of estate debt, significantly reducing estate expenses to ensure you receive a larger sum

  • We protect your interests at every turn with secured data, confidential communications, rigid privacy practices, and full transparency

Zero Risk

  • Working with us is 100% risk-free because you owe us NOTHING until you receive your inheritance

  • You have nothing to lose because there are zero up-front fees and zero out-of-pocket costs

  • We maintain state-regulated credentials and licenses in the State of Florida

  • Our team stays sharp by regularly attending and participating in training and educational seminars

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our professional affiliations include the following well-respected organizations:
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Client Stories

Our most honored credibility comes from letters and testimonials of our clients.
All Client Stories

Client Stories

Our most honored credibility comes from letters and testimonials of our clients.
All Client Stories

We only contact a fortunate few.

If we have reached out to you, it’s vital that you get back to us.
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We only contact a fortunate few.

If we have reached out to you, it’s vital that you get back to us.

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Professional Endorsements

We are honored to be endorsed by many of the professionals and organizations we have collaborated with.
“Through countless business dealings with Barry Miller Law spanning more than a decade, Erin’s integrity, determination, and skillset has continued to impress me. Erin is an extraordinarily skilled researcher and her compassion for others is truly inspiring. These traits, combined with her astonishing work ethic and acute attention to detail, make her a very compelling leader! Erin has my highest recommendation, and I applaud her endeavors as the CEO of EstateCo.”

-Barry L. Miller, Esq.
Attorney & President/CEO of Barry Miller Law

“One of the greatest challenges in distributing the assets of a decedent, especially for older cases, is determining and locating the rightful heirs. Erin’s strengths include depth of research, attention to detail, and a genuine concern for preserving assets for heirs. Through her careful analysis, she recovers financial accounts and other resources, ensuring the lawful heirs receive these assets rather than letting them remain unclaimed to become government funds. Opposing attorneys often express their gratitude for her diligence also, as her hard work allows cases to to be closed quickly and efficiently.”

-Don Morrell, Esq.
Probate & Civil Litigation Attorney at Kendrick Law Group

“I believe Erin and Michael Kara are exemplary professionals who are committed to high service standards and superb client care. I have worked with them in a professional capacity since 2013, and since I first met them, they have stood out as people of principle. Erin has innovative vision and the strategic abilities to actually turn her ideas into meaningful action. Her dedication to EstateCo’s philosophy is evident in the quality of her work, and her enthusiasm is contagious. It’s a pleasure to work with this group!”

-Tom Tschopp, CPA
Partner at Schafer, Tschopp, Whitcomb, Mitchell & Sheridan, LLP

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-Skiles Jones, Esq.
Probate Attorney at Patriot Legal Group

Our Process

Restoring legacy through prosperity is a dream come true for all involved. Everyone wants a peek behind the curtain.

Research

Every EstateCo smile begins with millions of data points, expertly sourced from both public and private databases, and then poured over by our skilled researchers. There are many ways to identify and uncover unclaimed inheritances, but no other way is as comprehensive as ours. You see, we have established and thoroughly developed our own data analysis systems, along with an exact process of specific research techniques. This unique methodology is a big part of our “secret formula” that helps us ensure you receive the largest inheritance possible. Our research techniques allow us to uncover not only the obvious estate assets, but also the well-hidden assets that others would never detect. Once our researchers have found an unclaimed inheritance, they create a file of their exploration and analysis.

Identify & Locate

Next, our investigations team receives the file and begins the seemingly impossible process of naming, locating, and identifying potential heirs. Even with our industry-leading team of genealogical experts and licensed investigators, this procedure can unfortunately take many long months. After an asset is unclaimed for a certain amount of time, it becomes government property, so our team races against the clock tirelessly, striving to put the pieces of the puzzle together before the inheritance is absorbed by the government like all the other unclaimed inheritances.

Heir Advocacy

Once our investigations and genealogical experts are sure of the identity and contact information of a rightful heir, the detailed and updated file is then handed to one of our outstanding Heir Advocates. An EstateCo Heir Advocate has a single responsibility: to ensure the heir receives their rightful inheritance. Every one of our Heir Advocates is exceptionally well-versed in the process of helping an heir claim their inheritance and will provide heirs with support and guidance every step of the way.

When people lose money they’re entitled to, lives are impacted and legacies are lost. We want to change that.”

Founder

Who We Are

Wouldn’t you be disappointed to learn that you missed an opportunity to receive money that was meant for you? That’s why it’s saddening to learn about the billions of unclaimed dollars held by the government, received from estates of the deceased if no heirs initiate the probate process. Unfortunately, this occurs because the probate system is confusing and difficult to navigate.

We believe it shouldn’t take an army of attorneys, a forest of paperwork, nor many years of your life to claim an inheritance that’s rightfully yours; it’s simply unjust. These legal complexities have caused millions of people to miss out on life-changing amounts of money that was meant for them.

Our mission is to put as many unclaimed inheritances as possible into the right hands… your hands, before they become governmental funds. And time is running out.

No legacy should have an expiration date. Someone in your family wanted you to have this, and so do we.

Meet Our Founders
Below you will find reviews from just a few of our satisfied clients:
  • 5 star review  I want people to know that this company knows what they are doing! They take the time to know you and help you in any way they can. They keep you informed of everything that they are doing. With me they were very nice and hard working. More companies should be this caring!

    thumb Joanna Wood
    10/09/2020

    5 star review  I highly recommend EstaeCo. Great caring, thoughtful and personable company that work hard for you. Always keep you informed. Just for the few months that we worked together settling my issue of property for my mom, it felt as though I had known them long before. They worked above and beyond! Thanks Michael, Erin and staff!

    thumb Teresa Elizalde
    8/06/2020
  • 5 star review  These days, I admit, it's hard not to be a little skeptical at first when you're contacted about an unexpected inheritance you were otherwise unaware of. This was my initial reaction too when the EstateCo team contacted me in regards to a deceased distant relative's estate, someone whom I had never even met! I'm happy to say it was all legit and receiving this unexpected money has been an amazing blessing for my family! Thank you to the EstateCo team for all your help and support! God Bless

    thumb James J
    1/15/2020

    5 star review  Everyone I've talked with at EstateCo has been extremely honest, kind, and knowledgeable. These folks have changed my life in many ways. I am so grateful for their diligent research, and so grateful that they reached out to me!

    thumb Brittany Gilbert
    1/25/2020
Below you will find reviews from just a few of our satisfied clients:

    5 star review  I want people to know that this company knows what they are doing! They take the time to know you and help you in any way they can. They keep you informed of everything that they are doing. With me they were very nice and hard working. More companies should be this caring!

    thumb Joanna Wood
    10/09/2020

    5 star review  I highly recommend EstaeCo. Great caring, thoughtful and personable company that work hard for you. Always keep you informed. Just for the few months that we worked together settling my issue of property for my mom, it felt as though I had known them long before. They worked above and beyond! Thanks Michael, Erin and staff!

    thumb Teresa Elizalde
    8/06/2020

    5 star review  These days, I admit, it's hard not to be a little skeptical at first when you're contacted about an unexpected inheritance you were otherwise unaware of. This was my initial reaction too when the EstateCo team contacted me in regards to a deceased distant relative's estate, someone whom I had never even met! I'm happy to say it was all legit and receiving this unexpected money has been an amazing blessing for my family! Thank you to the EstateCo team for all your help and support! God Bless

    thumb James J
    1/15/2020

    5 star review  Everyone I've talked with at EstateCo has been extremely honest, kind, and knowledgeable. These folks have changed my life in many ways. I am so grateful for their diligent research, and so grateful that they reached out to me!

    thumb Brittany Gilbert
    1/25/2020

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope this Q&A will answer your questions, but please contact us to ask any other questions you may have.

When someone dies, if they don’t have a Last Will and Testament in place, they are considered intestate. This means that the deceased person’s heirs will be determined by succession laws. Your relationship to the decedent, determined after genealogical research, is why we’re reaching out to you.

The only documentation we’ll need from you to get started is a copy of your state-issued photo identification, such as your driver’s license, for example.

To make the experience 100% risk-free for you, our services are performed on a “contingency fee” basis. A contingency fee is any fee for services where the fee is only payable if those services rendered a successful result. This means that you don’t owe anything to EstateCo, nor to our associated professionals, until the estate distribution occurs. If distribution doesn’t occur for any reason, you owe nothing, period!

Our contingency fee agreement has many perks, including:

  • The financial incentive motivates EstateCo to work as comprehensively and promptly as possible;
  • Acts as a buffer to help avoid conflicts of interest for the estate administrator;
  • There are no hidden fees and absolutely zero out-of-pocket costs;
  • Those who were close to the deceased don’t have to pay for omitted heirs to be found;
  • The extensive labor associated with locating heirs costs the estate nothing;
  • None of the involved parties are at risk of incurring debt or personal financial penalties for the services rendered;
  • Ensures that anyone has the opportunity to claim their inheritance regardless of financial limitations or geographic location;
  • If our efforts are fruitless and no funds are distributed, nothing is owed for any of our services, nor will any fees be charged to the estate. Regardless of the outcome, our team will ensure the court is satisfied by producing an Affidavit of Diligent Search, including evidence of our research, as well as giving court testimony if requested.

Believe it or not, once you have agreed to let EstateCo begin your claim process, very little is required from you.

When we receive your authorization to proceed, we will initiate the legal process of substantiating your right to inherit the estate. This is when our hard work really begins! Our team will undertake a variety of tasks on your behalf, including attorney meetings, generating and submitting documentation, and compiling admissible evidence that will be used as exhibits to prove your biological relationship to the deceased. This could include things like birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, genealogical charts, and so on. If court proceedings/hearings are required for a judicial determination of heirship, EstateCo will attend these legal proceedings to testify and authenticate our findings as industry experts.

As your case is processed, we will keep you fully informed of its progress for each and every step. Once the legal process is finished and the court approves your claim to the estate, you will receive your share of the estate’s assets via mailed check.

We aren’t able to give you a timeline for your estate claim to settle because the legal process for probate cases is very unpredictable and complex. However, in our experience, it commonly takes approximately 3 to 12 months for these cases to be processed. EstateCo is not compensated until the estate’s assets are distributed, so rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to expedite the process!

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll spend a lot of your time on this process; saving you time and headache is one of the things EstateCo does best! Typically, the only things required from you are a photocopy of your driver’s license (or a similar photo identification) and a few signatures, and then EstateCo handles the retrieval of documents and records, case monitoring, research, and attention to all the details of your case.

We typically don’t give full details of the estate or assets until we obtain signed authorization agreements from any and all potential heirs, but once these agreements are signed and the case is allowed to progress, a comprehensive report of the estate, including its assets, will be provided.

If there are any estate taxes, they are paid for by the estate itself prior to final distribution. Additionally, assets acquired via inheritance are not taxable as income, regardless of whether your inheritance is in the form of cash, investments, or real estate. However, keep in mind that any earnings from inherited assets are taxable. For example, the interest earned on cash from an inherited bank account would be taxable, as well as any dividends paid on inherited mutual funds or stocks. Additionally, there could potentially be taxes due if money from an IRA or 401(k) is distributed, but again, be aware that the court will deduct estate taxes before inheritances are distributed. In any case, we highly recommend that you speak with a reputable tax attorney and/or a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) to ensure that you stay updated on laws regarding estate taxes.

Your inheritance, or your portion of the estate, will be determined by a number of things depending on the presiding jurisdictions involved, and the laws of Descent and Distribution for those jurisdictions. Additional factors include the total number of heirs claiming the estate, your relationship to the deceased, and the estate’s total value after administration costs are deducted. The exact amount of your inheritance will be calculated and finalized immediately prior to the distribution.

Unfortunately, the law states that unclaimed estates (or unclaimed estate shares) are conveyed to the state as an escheat. Strict deadlines and statutes of limitations are also in place that may obstruct, delay, reduce, or void future attempts to claim your inheritance.

Nothing! Our services cost you ZERO out-of-pocket, and you’ll NEVER make any payment to EstateCo, nor our service partners.

Absolutely not. We’re so confident of our skillset that we guarantee success – so if we’re not successful with your claim, you owe us NOTHING.

Get in Touch

We only contact a fortunate few.

If we have reached out to you, it’s vital that you get back to us.

888-477-5252

Contact Us

Get in Touch

We only contact a fortunate few. If we have reached out to you, it’s vital that you get back to us.

888-477-5252

Contact Us