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RULE 17-505. TERMINATION OF COLLABORATIVE LAW PROCESS; WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 17. Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 500. Collaborative Law Process
MD Rules, Rule 17-505
RULE 17-505. TERMINATION OF COLLABORATIVE LAW PROCESS; WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE
(a) If All Collaborative Matters Resolved. At the conclusion of a collaborative law process that resolves all collaborative matters and all other issues in an action pending in a court, the parties shall file:
(1) a stipulation of dismissal;
(2) a consent judgment; or
(3) a request for other appropriate relief necessary or desirable to implement the parties' agreement resulting from the collaborative law process.
(b) Unresolved Collaborative Matters. If a collaborative matter or other issue remains unresolved at the conclusion of a collaborative law process pertaining to an action pending in a court, a collaborative law attorney shall:
(1) notify the court that the collaborative law process has terminated and, if a stay is in effect, request that it be lifted;
(2) if the parties agreed to a resolution of any collaborative matter that requires court action for implementation of the parties' agreement, request such action from the court; and
(3) file a notice or a motion, as appropriate, to withdraw.
Cross reference: See Rules 2-132 and 3-132.
(c) Motion to Require Compliance. If a collaborative attorney who is required to file a notice or motion to withdraw has not done so within a reasonable time after termination of the collaborative law process, a party may file a motion to require the collaborative law attorney to comply with subsection (b)(3) of this Rule.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted March 2, 2015, eff. July 1, 2015.]
MD Rules, Rule 17-505, MD R ADR Rule 17-505
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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