Maine Revised Statutes

§2-302. Pretermitted children

(a).    If a testator fails to provide in his will for any of his children born or adopted after the execution of his will, the omitted child receives a share in the estate equal in value to that which he would have received if the testator had died intestate unless:
(1). It appears from the will that the omission was intentional; [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(2). When the will was executed the testator had one or more children and devised substantially all his estate to the other parent of the omitted child; or [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
(3). The testator provided for the child by transfer outside the will and the intent that the transfer be in lieu of a testamentary provision is shown by statements of the testator or from the amount of the transfer or other evidence. [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    If at the time of execution of the will the testator fails to provide in his will for a living child solely because he believes the child to be dead, the child receives a share in the estate equal in value to that which he would have received if the testator had died intestate.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(c).    In satisfying a share provided by this section, the devises made by the will abate as provided in section 3-902.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).