Genealogic research plays a key role in many probate procedures, namely in identifying and locating relatives and potential heirs.

Linhagens regularly conducts this type of research and makes the best of the team’s knowledge of succession law, thus reaching effective results without wasting time, as usually happens with other companies, with wider researches.

We have steady contacts with researchers and companies in this area, as well as with law firms and solicitors, especially in the USA, UK and Brazil, which ensure all local research and any documents required.

In Portugal it is usually possible to receive documents from public records without the need for a power of attorney or specific formalities. This changes, however, when trying to register or ¨transfer assets located in Portugal.