2019 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 17. Absentees; Presumed Decedents
§ 1704 Hearing; competency of witnesses.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 1704 (2019)

At the hearing in either of the cases provided for in §§ 1702 and 1703 of this title, the Court of Chancery shall take such legal evidence as shall be offered, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the presumption of death is established; or it may appoint a master to take such testimony, and report the findings thereon. No person shall be disqualified to testify by reason of relationship as husband or wife to the presumed decedent, or of interest in the estate of the presumed decedent.

16 Del. Laws, c. 132, §§ 1, 2; Code 1915, § 3361; Code 1935, § 3826; 42 Del. Laws, c. 140, § 1; 12 Del. C. 1953, § 1703; 59 Del. Laws, c. 384, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.

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