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2016 West Virginia Code
CHAPTER 44. ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES AND TRUSTS
ARTICLE 9. PERSONS PRESUMED TO BE DEAD AND THEIR ESTATES.
- §44-9-1. When person presumed to be dead.
- §44-9-1a. When person in military service presumed to be dead; administration of estate; when spouse may remarry.
- §44-9-1b. When person in area proclaimed to be in a state of emergency presumed dead.
- §44-9-2. Jurisdiction of estate of supposed decedent.
- §44-9-3. Application for probate or administration, and publication of notice thereof.
- §44-9-4. Ancillary letters on estates of nonresidents supposed to be dead.
- §44-9-5. Evidence on such application; record thereof.
- §44-9-6. Order declaring presumption established; probate of will; letters testamentary or of administration; their effect; death certificate issued upon order.
- §44-9-7. Powers of clerk of county commission.
- §44-9-8. Personal representative to institute suit to settle such estate.
- §44-9-9. Publication in such suit.
- §44-9-10. Procedure when supposed decedent fails to appear.
- §44-9-11. Distribution of estate; refunding bonds.
- §44-9-12. Vacation of prior proceedings on reappearance of supposed decedent.
- §44-9-13. Final accounting of personal representative; effect of his acts; title of purchasers and distributees.
- §44-9-14. Substitution of supposed decedent in pending actions; opening judgments; effect of judgment after substitution.
- §44-9-15. When laws relating to wills and estates generally to govern.
- §44-9-16. Costs, by whom payable.
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