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How do you declare someone legally dead, in the state ...

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How do you declare someone legally dead, in the state of Virginia who is no longer a family member?


Is the person missing? If so, for how long?

Has the person's body or death been found or recorded?


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
The person is missing. I have made many attempts to locate this person, all unsuccesful. Missing/no comtact since 2000.


The process of declaring a person dead is normally handled by the probate court of the county or district where that person lived. The Virginia statutes can be read at the Virginia Legislature's website -

You can speak to an attorney in VA or contact the appropriate probate court for information on what forms to file and how to make the filing to the court.

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