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Unfortunately, if they seek to claim any money on behalf of the estate, they will have to open probate
and any money would have to go to the creditors and they would not be able to just keep the money I am afraid. At this point the estate is insolvent and they can leave it to the creditors without incurring any legal expenses. If they find this unclaimed money, then they will need an attorney to open probate and will have to negotiate with the creditors.
However, they can look for unclaimed money on each secretary of state's website where their parents may have done business as there is no one site to check everywhere, each state has to be checked separately.
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