I have a quick question for those of you who have experience with the practice of law (para legals, Barristers, Solicitors and Attorneys) out there
Presumably property, wealth, businesses, titles (as in landed gentry), positions, magic items, grimoires, etc....gets inherited from parents to children all the time when a death occurs.
What happens to the process of inheritance when a raise dead or resurrection (not animate dead) spell is cast by a cleric and the deceased parent is brought back to life?
Would there be specific language in a will to handle such a possibility?
How about when a criminal is sentenced to death? If someone is executed by the state.....and are later raised from the dead?
Lets say a team of pathfinders, while doing an errand for a Venture Captain like Drendle Dreng, are confronted by the city guard of Absalom and a fight ensues.. a couple of constables are killed. The team of pathfinders is arrested tried and hanged.
But they have "insurance" policies with their churches (Sarenrae, Caden Caylien, Shelyn, Callistra) to have a raise dead spell cast on their corpses should they die.
Have the pathfinder agents suffered the punishment for their crimes and are free to go?
I realize that these are situational questions and the answer will vary on where you are on Golarion. However what do you think? I'm curious.