Maine Revised Statutes

§1-102. Purposes; rule of construction

(a).   This Code shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).   The underlying purposes and policies of this Code are:
(1). to simplify and clarify the law concerning the affairs of decedents, missing persons, protected persons, minors and incapacitated persons; [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(2). to discover and make effective the intent of a decedent in the distribution of his property; [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(3). to promote a speedy and efficient system for liquidating the estate of the decedent and making distribution to his successors; [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(4). to facilitate use and enforcement of certain trusts; [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(5). to make uniform the law among the various jurisdictions. [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).

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