2023 West Virginia Code
Chapter 44. Administration of Estates and Trusts
Article 9. Persons Presumed to Be Dead and Their Estates
§44-9-8. Personal Representative to Institute Suit to Settle Such Estate

Universal Citation: WV Code § 44-9-8 (2023)

The personal representative of the estate of such supposed decedent shall, after qualifying, institute a suit in equity in the circuit court of the county in which such personal representative qualified, for the settlement of the estate of such supposed decedent. To such suit the surviving wife or husband, heirs, distributees, devisees, legatees, and all known creditors of the supposed decedent, shall be made parties defendant, and there shall be filed with the bill of complaint therein an attested copy of the complete record of the county court relating to the appointment and qualification of such personal representative, including a copy of the evidence taken to establish the presumption of death.

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