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RULE 12-805. JOINDER OF ADDITIONAL PARTIES

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 12. Property Actions
Chapter 800. Action to Quiet Title
MD Rules, Rule 12-805
RULE 12-805. JOINDER OF ADDITIONAL PARTIES
(a) Generally. The court on its own motion or on motion of any party may issue any appropriate order to require joinder of any additional parties that are necessary or proper.
(b) By Plaintiff--Deceased Defendants.
(1) Personal Representative Known. If a person required to be named as a defendant pursuant to Rule 12-804 (d) is dead or is believed by the plaintiff to be dead, and the plaintiff knows of a personal representative, the plaintiff shall join the personal representative as a defendant.
(2) Personal Representative Unknown. If a person required to be named as defendant pursuant to Rule 12-804 (d) is dead, or is believed by the plaintiff to be dead, and the plaintiff knows of no personal representative, the plaintiff shall state those facts in an affidavit filed with the court.
(3) Testate and Intestate Successors.
If, by affidavit under subsection (b)(2) of this Rule, the plaintiff states that a person is dead, or is believed to be dead, the plaintiff may join as defendants “the testate and intestate successors of
 
(Naming the decedent)
or _____________________________________,
(Naming the person believed to be deceased)
and all
persons claiming by, through or under
 
(Naming the decedent)
or
 
.”
(Naming the person believed to be deceased)
Cross reference: See Code, Real Property Article, §§ 14-610, 14-611, and 14-612.
(c) By Any Other Claimant. A person who has a claim to the property described in a complaint under this Chapter may appear in the proceeding.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted Dec. 13, 2016, eff. Apr. 1, 2017.]
MD Rules, Rule 12-805, MD R PROP ACT Rule 12-805
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2020.
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