statutory presumption of death

The laws in most countries provide that in the event of a person who has gone missing for a certain number of years a court order can be made to declare the person as legally dead. This is usually set as seven years. It has to be proved to the court that he or she has not been heard of by anyone including those who would naturally have heard if he or she had been alive.

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