WVC 44 - 9 - 8
§44-9-8. Personal representative to institute suit to settle such
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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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