The Bronx, NY asked in Estate Planning and Probate for New York

Q: Will -Beneficiaries cannot be located. Is their part held for them and will the money be frozen for all beneficiaries?

The house was sold and there is a Will. There is a beneficiary who cannot be found. Letters have been sent and the letters have been returned to the sender. We visited the address and they no longer live there. There is no phone to communicate. Other beneficiaries are concerned that if this beneficiary is not found their part will be not provided. So, will the other beneficiaries get their part even though one beneficiary cannot be found? Thank you.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: There is a proceeding to bring where the money can be paid into court for that person, and the others can be paid.

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