Maine Revised Statutes

§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: [2003, c. 672, §7 (AMD).]

(1).    To the issue of the decedent; to be distributed per capita at each generation as defined in section 2-106;
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(2).    If there is no surviving issue, to the decedent's parent or parents equally;
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(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;
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(4).    If there is no surviving issue, parent or issue of a parent, but the decedent is survived by one or more grandparents or issue of grandparents, half of the estate passes to the paternal grandparents if both survive, or to the surviving paternal grandparent, or to the issue of the paternal grandparents if both are deceased to be distributed per capita at each generation as defined in section 2-106; and the other half passes to the maternal relatives in the same manner; but if there is no surviving grandparent or issue of grandparents on either the paternal or maternal side, the entire estate passes to the relatives on the other side in the same manner as the half; or
[ 2003, c. 672, §7 (AMD) .]
(5).    If there is no surviving issue, parent or issue of a parent, grandparent or issue of a grandparent, but the decedent is survived by one or more great-grandparents or issue of great-grandparents, half of the estate passes to the paternal great-grandparents who survive, or to the issue of the paternal great-grandparents if all are deceased, to be distributed per capita at each generation as defined in section 2-106; and the other half passes to the maternal relatives in the same manner; but if there is no surviving great-grandparent or issue of a great-grandparent on either the paternal or maternal side, the entire estate passes to the relatives on the other side in the same manner as the half.
[ 2003, c. 672, §7 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1981, c. 94, (AMD). 2003, c. 672, §7 (AMD).

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