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Many times, family members feel that the executor of a Will is not disclosing all of the deceased's assets, leaving them in the dark. An heir can conduct an asset search on the deceased to verify that the executor is not hiding any information. An executor can also conduct an asset search to make sure they know the full nature of the decedent’s assets.
Probate funding involves a probate funding company advancing an heir some money against his or her expected portion of an estate. When the estate is settled, the funding company will recoup the inheritance advance, and receive a small fee from the proceeds of the heir’s portion.