In the midst of searching for my husband, one of the things that I’m learning along the way is that there are only a few legal ways that are in place to take care of the financial matters or the estate of the missing person. Banks or institutions wouldn’t talk to me if I have no authorization even in the State of California where everything is a communal property. Actually, I do want that protection because that will keep any missing person from any scams especially these days where identity theft is getting rampant. But there is actually nothing in place for families of the missing person to help them legally with the intention of protecting the missing person’s assets or estate. This is quite ironic when there is literally thousands of missing person cases and these families like mine needs so much help in dealing with more than the searches.