The Probate Process for Real Estate in Maine

When a resident of Maine dies, it is likely that his or her estate will likely require probate. Probate is the process by which a property owner’s estate is transferred to the persons entitled to inherit it. All property which does not transfer through means of a survivorship interest, trust, or beneficiary designation is subject to probate. In Maine, the probate code is codified at Title 18-A of the Revised Statutes.

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