576.143 DEGREE OF BURDEN OF PROOF.
The burden of proof is on the party bringing the action to declare the absentee dead. If
there is a showing that the absentee was exposed to a specific peril at the time of disappearance
the burden of proof shall be by a fair preponderance of the evidence. If the absentee was in no
unusual danger or peril at the time of disappearance, the burden of proof shall be by clear and
History: 1974 c 447 s 13; 1986 c 444