This depends on
• how complicated or wide-ranging the family relationships are,
• whether any research is required or documents must be procured abroad,
• how cooperative the heirs are that we find,
• how promptly the probate court completes proceedings for issuance of a certificate of heirship,
• and how quickly the banks where accounts are held pay out the balance once a certificate of heirship is in place.
As a rule, any information about the family relationships we receive from the heirs located by us, supports our work and speeds up the procedure considerably. Of course, it is also in our own interest to bring a matter to a close as soon as possible since we do not receive our fee until the inheritance is paid out. This is why we work to complete our research as swiftly as possible – but also as thoroughly as is necessary to submit a complete result to the probate court.