Woman Missing At Sea Since May

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A woman has been missing at sea since May, and her husband wants his wife declared dead. The man filed a motion in a Florida court to have his new bride declared dead via a presumptive death certificate.

According to reports, the woman was last seen on May 14 when she and her husband were aboard their boat. That boat collided with an unknown object and the man abandoned the sinking vessel. He told the Coast Guard, at that time, that he was unaware of his wife’s location. The pair were the only people aboard the boat at the time of the accident.

Crews from the Coast Guard searched extensively for several days over a course that covered nearly 5,000 nautical miles. The woman’s body was never located. According to state law, a person has to be missing for no less than five years before they can legally be declared dead.

Though the man has not been charged in connection with his wife’s disappearance, he is in custody on unrelated matters involving stolen coins. A hearing is scheduled with regards to the presumptive ruling of death on October 19.

If you have been involved in a boating accident in West Palm Beach, reach out to our attorneys for assistance. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and more. We can help you schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation and advise you of your legal rights. Don’t assume that you have no recourse – we are here for you.

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Michael Steinger

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.