Maine Revised Statutes

§2-901. Disposition of will deposited with court

A will deposited for safekeeping with the court in the office of the register of probate before September 19, 1997 may be delivered only to the testator or to a person authorized in writing signed by the testator to receive the will. A conservator may be allowed to examine a deposited will of a protected testator under procedures designed to maintain the confidential character of the document to the extent possible and to ensure that it will be resealed and left on deposit after the examination. Upon being informed of the testator's death, the court shall notify any person designated to receive the will and deliver it to that designated person on request; or the court may deliver the will to the appropriate court. The court may not accept a will for safekeeping after September 19, 1997. [1997, c. 683, Pt. C, §3 (AMD); 1997, c. 683, Pt. C, §4 (AFF).]

1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1997, c. 76, §1 (AMD). 1997, c. 683, §C3 (AMD). 1997, c. 683, §C4 (AFF).