RULE 9-204.2. JOINT STATEMENT OF THE PARTIES CONCERNING DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY AND PARENTING...
West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: January 1, 2020
Effective: January 1, 2020
MD Rules, Rule 9-204.2
RULE 9-204.2. JOINT STATEMENT OF THE PARTIES CONCERNING DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY AND PARENTING TIME
Cross reference: For the authority of a mediator to assist the parties with the completion of a Joint Statement, see Rule 9-205.
(c) Time for Filing; Procedure. The Joint Statement shall be filed at least ten days before any scheduled settlement conference or if none, 20 days before the scheduled trial date or by any other date fixed by the court. At least 30 days before the Joint Statement is due to be filed, each party shall prepare and serve on the other party a proposed Joint Statement in the form set forth in section (b) of this Rule. At least 15 days before the Joint Statement is due, the plaintiff shall sign and serve on the defendant for approval and signature a proposed Joint Statement that fairly reflects the positions of the parties. The defendant shall timely file the Joint Statement, which shall be signed by the defendant or shall be accompanied by a written statement of the specific reasons why the defendant did not sign.
Committee note: Failure to comply with this Rule cannot be the basis upon which to deny a party's request for decision-making authority or parenting time.
[Adopted Nov. 19, 2019, eff. Jan. 1, 2020.]
MD Rules, Rule 9-204.2, MD R FAM LAW ACT Rule 9-204.2
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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