Scoll & Remeika

Established 1948

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Frequently Asked Questions section answers common questions about our firm. If you have additional questions, contact us anytime.

Are other members of my family entitled to this asset?

That depends on the circumstances and type of asset. Part of our skill in each situation is identifying exactly who is legally entitled.

What happens after I return the agreement?

We give you all the details we have, and start the process of claiming your funds on your behalf. At our expense we purchase all documents necessary to prove your rights, such as birth, death, and marriage records. In probate court cases, we hire and pay for an experienced local probate attorney with the expertise to represent your interests in the court case.

How long do I have to make up my mind?

Typically, there is no immediate deadline. So we may be sure your interests are adequately represented and protected, we ask that you return your signed agreement as soon as you are comfortable with it.

How long before I receive my money?

If it is "abandoned assets", the administrative process will probably take a few months. If you are the heir to an estate or the beneficiary of a will, we hope to provide you with your inheritance within one to two years, which is the typical length of probate proceedings.

Why should I sign your agreement?

We have over six decades of experience, so attorneys and courts trust our expertise. We limit our undertakings to locations and matters where we are experts. Our family-owned firm provides professional, personalized service. Scoll & Remeika will always respond to your communications, and we are happy to provide status reports when requested. Our goal is to obtain your assets for you and to ensure that you have a positive experience with us.

Has the Internet changed your business?

When Fran started her firm, photocopying machines had yet to be invented. Genealogical details had to be noted by hand from public records. For decades, microfilm and microfiche were the source of most genealogical information. In recent years, more genealogical resources have become digitally available on the Internet, but it is still necessary for our expert researchers to go beyond the computer screen. We visit libraries, courthouses, and vital records offices in person, because our research needs to be thorough in order to ensure its accuracy, on your behalf.

Where are you located?

Our physical location is in the city of Fitchburg, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Like many Fitchburg businesses, we use a Verona, Wisconsin mailing address.