A year after a man from Kendal went missing on holiday in Greece, the government is making changes to the law to help families in similar situations.
Roger Bainbridge is thought to have drowned after he took a boat to the island of Antipaxos for a day's walking. Until now, his family have been unable to make any decisions about his estate. They hope a new certificate of presumed death will allow them to sort out paperwork and act on wills.
Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet his son Ian.
They said it was a 'celebration of his life' as friends and family of a missing Kendal man gathered at a Church service in his memory.
It's more than four months since Roger Bainbridge disappeared on a Greek island.
Today, his family said they're still not giving up hope of finding out what happened.
Our correspondent Hannah McNulty was at the service and sent this report.
A thanksgiving service is taking place in Kendal later, organised by the family and friends of missing local man Roger Bainbridge.
Mr Bainbridge has not been seen for four months.
He disappeared on the Greek island of Antipaxos last year.
His relatives still don't know what happened to him.