Founded in 1894, Coutot-Roehrig, a family business headed by Guillaume Roehrig, Judicial Expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, like his father Jean-Claude Roehrig, whom he succeeded, is today the leading European research company of heirs.
With its 300 employees, spread over 46 branches including 12 in the world (Spain, Italy, Belgium, United States, Luxembourg, and Switzerland), and 50 exclusive international correspondents who enable it to deal with inheritance problems everywhere, it reigns on 40% of the French market and confirms its international development.
French and international law professionals
Thanks to its collaborators, who are not only genealogists or historians but also professionals in French and international law, the company can accept all heir search files regardless of the amount of the assets or the difficulty of the research.
When it finds the heirs, the company guarantees their inheritance rights, it undertakes to justify their rights to the notary, to manage their interests, to never take any important decision without having first received the agreement. , to keep them informed of all stages of the settlement of the succession and to respect the secrecy of identity when requested.
Piece together the puzzle of a Coutot-Roehrig family history
More than a billion digitized data
To reconstruct the puzzle of a family history, genealogists have privileged access to certain information to which they aggregate all kinds of data: population censuses, registers for conscripts, tax, land or electoral archives... This research is coupled with advanced tools.
This is how, for more than a century, the Coutot-Roehrig company has been building up a very large database.
Now digitized, regularly enriched and updated by its teams, it allows it to considerably reduce file processing times.
Very diverse customers
The company intervenes on behalf of any person who has a direct and legitimate interest in the identification of heirs or the settlement of an estate.
Notaries, bankers, co-owners, individuals, judicial administrators, town halls, lawyers ... whether for vacant and ownerless property, verification of devolution, a dormant bank account or life insurance, location of beneficiaries, a establishment of property rights… In all cases, it is a question of carrying out long-term investigations, from a few months to a few years, in France and around the world.
The impact of societal changes on succession patterns
If genealogists have a bright future ahead of them, it is also because a wind of individualism is blowing through society, which has an impact on successions.
In addition, now 60% of births are outside marriage.
Families are now plural and are scattered all over the world.
Finally, the increasing globalization of the 20th and 21st centuries has changed the face of successions.
Now 1/3 of the cases handled by Coutot-Roehrig have a foreign element.
In 2030, it will be half.
In 2040, all.
It is in particular to respond to these developments that the company has opened an office in San Francisco where French people working in Silicon Valley emigrate.