There is only one question that the judge has asked before you enter into the Courtroom and that is, "Has this man proved himself to be alive, Yes - No?" No other requirement is asked. On the basis of the response from the Clerk of The Court of the Crown in Chancery's representative - judgement is made before you even enter. What is the significance of being classified dead or alive? Well, as you have been presumed dead your estate has been sequestered by the State and hence you have NO CLAIM to anything. If you have been "missing - presumed dead" for 7 years or longer then your estate automatically reverts to The Crown.