2018 Maine Revised Statutes
TITLE 18-C: PROBATE CODE
Article 3: PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION
Part 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
18-C §3-110. Discovery of property (WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 7/1/19)

§3-110. Discovery of property

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 7/1/19)

1. Examination by court. Upon petition by a county attorney, personal representative, heir, devisee, creditor or other person interested in the estate of a decedent, anyone suspected of having concealed, withheld or conveyed away any property of the decedent, of having fraudulently received any such property, or of aiding others in so doing, may be cited by the court to appear and be examined under oath. The court may require the person to produce for the inspection of the court and parties all documents within the person's control relating to the matter under examination. The time for filing such petitions is governed by section 1-105.

[ 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF) .]

2. Penalties for refusal. If a person duly cited pursuant to subsection 1 refuses to appear and submit to the court's examination, to answer all lawful interrogatories or to produce the documents ordered, the person is subject to contempt of the court and is liable to any injured party in a civil action for all the damages, expenses and charges arising from such refusal.

[ 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF) .]

SECTION HISTORY

2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW). 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).

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