Maine Revised Statutes

§3-903. Right of retainer

The amount of a noncontingent indebtedness of a successor to the estate if due, or its present value if not due, shall be offset against the successor's interest; but the successor has the benefit of any defense which would be available to him in a direct proceeding for recovery of the debt. Such debt constitutes a lien on the successor's interest in favor of the estate, having priority over any attachment or transfer of the interest by the successor. [1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).]

1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).