I'm trying to find the Maine
statute that describes the format and content for an Affidavit of Heirship. I received one when I purchased my sailboat, and now the NVDC wants me to provide a copy of the statute to see if the affidavit provided "is in substantial compliance with the law."
I tried searching the excellent website, Maine Constitution, Statutes and Laws
, but couldn't find the actual statute that describes an Affidavit of Heirship. I've also searched this
site, and this
site, and I can't find anything that describes what an Affidavit of Heirship should contain, based on Maine
law. I may have to call one of the County Registers of Probate listed here
, and ask them, but I'm hoping someone here by chance may know exactly where it is, and can point me to it.
BTW, when you do an internet
search for Maine Affidavit of Heirship, you get a bunch of legal
forms website that want to sell you an Affidavit of Heirship form. I need the Maine law that describes what it should contain.