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Re: Help Finding Maine Statute that provides for an Affidavit of Heirship
When a government agency asks you to provide some information to them, you should try to provide exactly what they ask for - nothing more and nothing less. Sometimes, if you try to be helpful, and provide more than they have requested, you might unnecessarily open a can of worms.
Based on your original post, "... NVDC wants me to provide a copy of the statute to see if the affidavit provided is in substantial compliance with the law.'" If you have access to a nearby law library, you might be able to find a copy of the statute without the help of an attorney. You might even be able to request help in finding it from the law librarian.
If you are unable to find a copy of the law, then I suggest you ask an attorney to examine the Affidavit of Heirship and write an opinion letter, with a copy of the affidavit attached, stating that, in his opinion, the attached affidavit of heirship "...is in substantial compliance with the law." The attorney's fee for providing his legal opinion on the legal sufficiency of the affidavit should be reasonably nominal.
Either of those courses of action should provide NVDC what they are requesting.