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Probate Court - Petition to Establish Death or Accident or Disaster Victim PC549

Filing fee is $150.00 at the time of filing. Probate Court can accept cash, money order or check payable to the Chippewa county Probate Court.

This is a procedure you would use to establish the death of an individual who is an accident or disaster victim and whose remains have disappeared or are unidentifiable.

If an accident occurs the petition to determine the cause and date of death shall not be filed less than 63 days or more than 7 years after the occurrence of the accident or disaster.

If an individual who is absent for a continuous period of 5 years during which he or she has not been heard from, and whose absence is not satisfactorily explained after diligent search or inquiry is presumed to be dead. The individual's death is presumed to have occurred at the end of the 5 year period.

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