Q: If a person disappears and is not found, how long do the heirs have to wait for inheritance in Wash State?
These types of cases always prove interesting and answers really depend on the particular facts and circumstances-However, a general rule of thumb is 7 years.
If possible, you want to have the county coroner or medical examiner make a declaration of presumed death. We have been successful in having the court make this determination where there was no suitable alternative.
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