Maine Revised Statutes

§3-1006. Limitations on actions and proceedings against distributees

Unless previously adjudicated in a formal testacy proceeding or in a proceeding settling the accounts of a personal representative or otherwise barred, the claim of any claimant to recover from a distributee who is liable to pay the claim, and the right of an heir or devisee, or of a successor personal representative acting in the heir's or devisee's behalf, to recover property improperly distributed or its value from any distributee is forever barred at the later of 3 years after the decedent's death or one year after the time of its distribution, but all claims of creditors of the decedent are barred 9 months after the decedent's death. This section does not bar an action to recover property or value received as the result of fraud. [RR 1991, c. 2, §51 (COR).]

1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1989, c. 661, §8 (AMD). RR 1991, c. 2, §51 (COR). 1991, c. 188, (AMD).