Who inherits the estate in Maine? Get the answer with a few clicks:
Find out who will receive any person’s intestate estate and how much of that estate each heir will receive.
The Maine Intestacy Evaluator℠ uses Maine’s Revised Statutes to first determine the legal heirs or next of kin for any person’s intestate estate, then to determine the legal distribution of that estate among those heirs. The deceased’s real estate is considered when determining the share of the surviving spouse and the examination of collateral relations are limited to the fifth degree of kinship.
User provided data is evaluated by referencing Maine’s Probate Code to examine each potential level of relation for a qualified heir through the last eligible level of relation before escheat.
Each user response is evaluated in comparison with the applicable intestate laws and all prior responses to determine the most relevant information that must be solicited next to determine the legal heirs of the current estate, as well as the dollar value that each heir is entitled to receive.
Maine Intestacy Evaluator℠