Maine Revised Statutes

§2-611. Construction of generic terms in wills and trust instruments

Halfbloods, adopted persons and persons born out of wedlock are included in class gift terminology and terms of relationship in wills and in trust instruments in accordance with rules for determining relationships for purposes of intestate succession, but a person born out of wedlock is not treated as the child of the father unless the person is openly and notoriously so treated by the father or is so recognized by the testator or settlor of the trust. [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]

A devise to the issue of a person must be distributed per capita at each generation. [1989, c. 695, (NEW).]

1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1989, c. 695, (AMD).