Maine Revised Statutes

§1-506. Deputy register of probate

Any register of probate in this State may appoint a deputy register of probate for the county, subject to the requirements of Title 30-A, section 501. The deputy may perform any of the duties prescribed by law to be performed by the register of probate. His signature as the deputy shall have the same force and effect as the signature of the register. The deputy shall give bond to the county for the faithful discharge of his duties in such sum and in the same manner as the register of probate. The deputy register shall act as register in the event of a vacancy or absence of the register, until the register resumes his duties or another is qualified as register. The deputy register shall receive an annual salary as established by the register and approved by the county commissioners. [1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §§34, 106 (AMD); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8,10 (AMD).]

In case of the absence of the register in any county where no deputy has been appointed as above authorized, or a vacancy in the office of register of probate due to death, resignation or any other cause, the judge shall appoint a suitable person to act as register pro tempore until the register resumes his duties or another is qualified as register. He shall be sworn and, if the judge requires it, give bond as in the case of the register. [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1981, c. 394, §1 (AMD). 1987, c. 737, §§C34,C106 (AMD). 1989, c. 6, (AMD). 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 104, §§C8,C10 (AMD).