Maine Revised Statutes

§3-110. Discovery of property

(a).    Upon petition by a county attorney, personal representative, heir, devisees, creditor or other person interested in the estate of a decedent, anyone suspected of having concealed, withheld or conveyed away any property of the decedent, or of having fraudulently received any such property, or of aiding others in so doing, may be cited by the judge to appear before him to be examined on oath in relation thereto, and the judge may require him to produce for the inspection of the court and parties all documents within his control relating to the matter under examination. The time for filing such petitions shall be governed by section 1-106.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    If a person duly cited refuses to appear and submit himself to such examination, or to answer all lawful interrogatories, or to produce such documents he shall be subject to contempt of the court and is liable to any injured party in a civil action for all the damages, expenses and charges arising from such refusal.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).