My father in law passed away suddenly 6 yrs ago, leaving a very simple will dated 1983. Leaving his Estate equally to his 2 adopted children, my sister in law pre deceased her father, but he did not change the will. So her share of the estate would pass to her 4 children. The family became estranged after her death and the children and their father moved to QLD, and have been unable to be located, through numerous searches by our solicitor. To finalise the will, the Executor decided to appoint the Public Trustee for the 4 childrens share of the Estate. My real question is, Is there a time frame for that money to sit with the Public Trustee? What happens to it if it is not claimed? Is there any possibility of claiming that share of the estate for our 2 children?