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Maine Intestacy Laws
These are selections from the Maine intestate succession statutes.  (TITLE 18-A: PROBATE CODE, Article II: Intestate Succession and Wills)

 

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§2-101. Intestate estate

Any part of the estate of a decedent not effectively disposed of by his will passes to his heirs as prescribed in the following sections of this Code.

§2-102. Share of spouse or registered domestic partner

The intestate share of the surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner is:

(1) If there is no surviving issue or parent of the decedent, the entire intestate estate;

(2) If there is no surviving issue but the decedent is survived by a parent or parents, the first $50,000, plus 1/2 of the balance of the intestate estate;

 

 

§2-103. Share of heirs other than surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner
The part of the intestate estate not passing to the surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner under section 2-102, or the entire estate if there is no surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner, passes as follows:

(1). To the issue of the decedent; to be distributed per capita at each generation as defined in section 2-106;

(2). If there is no surviving issue, to the decedent's parent or parents equally;

 

(3) If there are surviving issue all of whom are issue of the surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner also, the first $50,000, plus 1/2 of the balance of the intestate estate; or

(4) If there are surviving issue one or more of whom are not issue of the surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner, 1/2 of the intestate estate.

(3) If there is no surviving issue or parent, to the issue of the parents or either of them to be distributed per capita at each generation as defined in section 2-106;



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The Maine intestate succession statutes may be found in full by selecting this link.  (TITLE 18-A: PROBATE CODE, Article II: Intestate Succession and Wills)


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