|Previous title:||Law on disappearance,
declaration of death and
determination of the time of death
|Scope:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Legal matter:||Civil law , procedural law|
|Original version from:||July 4, 1939
( RGBl. I p. 1186)
|Entry into force on:||July 15, 1939|
|New announcement from:||January 15, 1951
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 63 )
|Last change by:||
Art. 182 Regulation of August 31, 2015
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1474, 1502 )
|Effective date of the
|September 8, 2015
(Art. 627 of August 31, 2015)
|Please note the note on the applicable legal version.|
It regulates the case that a person is missing , in particular missing . Section I of the Act contains the requirements for a declaration of death and presumptions of life and death. The procedure is regulated in the following sections II to IV.
Until the disappearance of the law came into force, the disappearance and the declaration of death of persons were regulated in §§ 13-20 BGB.
In Austrian law , the corresponds to the Absence Act .