08-08-2014

New Missing Persons law comes into force

The new rules create a simpler legal framework to ensure that bereaved people can better deal with the property and other financial affairs of a loved one who has gone missing and is presumed dead.

Following the implementation of remaining provisions of the Presumption of Death Act 2013, from 1 October 2014 a legal framework will exist for the creation of a presumption of death certificate scheme in England and Wales – bringing it in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland.

If you would like assistance in relation to any family matters call 01246 560 560  for further information.