New legislation, called the Guardianship (Missing Person's) Act 2017, was passed which means that families can become formal guardian's of their missing person's affairs.
Download an Overview of guardianship
We have also compiled guidance explaining and detailing other ways you might go about managing your missing loved ones affairs during this time.
In some situations your local MP could be a source of help and advice.
Download our Guidance Sheet on 'How your MP could help'.