Maine Revised Statutes

§2-605. Anti-lapse; deceased devisee; class gifts

If a devisee who is a grandparent or a lineal descendant of a grandparent of the testator is dead at the time of execution of the will, fails to survive the testator, or is treated as if he predeceased the testator, the issue of the deceased devisee who survive the testator by 120 hours take in place of the deceased devisee, and if they are all of the same degree of kinship they take equally, but if of unequal degree then those of more remote degree take by per capita at each generation as provided in section 2-106. One who would have been a devisee under a class gift if he had survived the testator is treated as a devisee for purposes of this section whether his death occurred before or after the execution of the will. [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]

1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).