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I am unable to contact one of the beneficiaries, letters have

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I am unable to contact one of the beneficiaries, letters have been returned, unable to deliver, phone calls have not been accepted.mi just want to settle my fathers estate.
What can I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
Are you ready to wind up the estate and pay out the bequests?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello..... Are you there
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
What you will have to do is put the missing beneficiaries bequest into a trust account where it will need to be kept for a significant length of time. Eventually, and that is likely in many years, if you cannot find the beneficiary and can prove you have taken all reasonable steps to do so and that has to go beyond phone calls and letters, you can get an order that the money go to the residuary beneficiaries.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is the length of time?
We are in ontario, canada.
Where would we obtain the order.
My father passed in 2012. We have still not finalized the dispersals