Every state allows for the declaration of someone’s death if he or she is either missing for a certain period of time (usually five to seven years) or has been in an incident where death was pretty much a certainty.
Do you trust your wife? It’s not my question, it’s Andy Dufresne’s question. Remember when Andy asked prison guard Captain Hadley that question after overhearing the prison guard complaining about the taxes he would have to pay on an Inheritance?
If there’s one thing that the World Wide Web has proven, it’s that no hobby or interest is unique to just one person. Every single thing has a market or community. This can come in handy if you inherited a collection and you want to sell it.