2017 Maine Revised Statutes
33 §1021. Definitions

Universal Citation: 33 ME Rev Stat § 1021 (2017)

§1021. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW).]

1. Dependent. "Dependent," with respect to an elderly person, means wholly or partially dependent upon one or more other persons for care or support, either emotional or physical, because the elderly person:

A. Suffers from a significant limitation in mobility, vision, hearing, emotional or mental functioning or the ability to read or write; or [1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW).]

B. Is suffering or recovering from a major illness or is facing or recovering from major surgery. [1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW).]

[ 1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW) .]

2. Elderly person. "Elderly person" means a person who is 60 years of age or older.

[ 1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW) .]

3. Independent counsel. "Independent counsel" means an attorney retained by the elderly dependent person to represent only that person's interests in the transfer.

[ 1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW) .]

4. Less than full consideration. "Less than full consideration," with respect to a transfer of property, means the transferee pays less than fair market value for the property or the transfer is supported by past consideration.

[ 1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW) .]

5. Major transfer of personal property or money. "Major transfer of personal property or money" means a transfer of money or items of personal property which represent 10% or more of the elderly dependent person's estate.

[ 1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW) .]

6. Transfer. "Transfer" does not include testamentary transfers, which are outside the scope of this chapter.

[ 1989, c. 238, §1 (NEW) .]


1987, c. 699, §1 (NEW). 1989, c. 238, §§1,4 (AMD).

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