HeirList is the world’s most comprehensive and powerful tool to assist in resolving the affairs of the deceased. It is based on the International Deceased Resolution Standards, which were created so that a structured numbered classification system could be employed to improve this very complicated and disparate process. The IDRS is comprised of both ‘to do’ items (close to 1,000), as well as inclusion questions (100). The questions allow a user to easily determine which IDRS Items apply to their situation.
The initial launch of HeirList in 2021 included both Apple and Android devices, along with the Knowledge Base. The Knowledge Base is an accessible folder with materials to support users who are working on resolving the affairs of a deceased person. For the initial launch, there are over 60 files with more than 550 pages of detailed descriptions of questions, items and methods to resolve the items. For the mobile application, there are currently two service options for the application: Basic (free) and Premium. The Premium provides for a higher level of functionality than Basic, with four primary features: Collaboration, Detailed Reporting, Notes and User Support. The FAQs section has more detail on Premium services and specific functions and value.
HeirList was created to allow people to properly utilize the IDRS and enable an efficient management of resolving the affairs of the deceased. The primary challenge which the IDRS meets head on is documenting all of the different variations of deceased individuals, and the things that may be required for those resolving their affairs to deal with.
HeirList provides a number of valuable benefits to the user. Saving time and reducing frustration are the primary ones. These are particularly critical given that many times the people tasked with resolving the affairs of the deceased are still grieving and have never gone through this process. The Premium Collaboration (Manage Other Users) option ensures that multiple people can get involved and work from a common set of tasks. This is important not only from a division of work perspective and communication, but also prevents misunderstandings from becoming legal challenges or major conflicts.