It is difficult to tell from your discription, but it sounds as if this is an intestate proceeding with the Public Administrator as the administrator to the estate. Under the laws of intestate succession there is always someone entitiled to be the beneficiary - whether those persons exist or can be located is another issue. You say that there are "contingent beneficiaries." Contingent on what? If all of the original beneficiaries are deceased, the persons who would succeed them are the persons who have an interest in the accounting. As such they can file objections to the account with the court..-+
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