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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 6. Settlement of Decedents' Estates
Chapter 100. General Provisions
MD Rules, Rule 6-104
(a) General. These rules shall be construed to secure simplicity in procedure, fairness in administration, and elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay. When a rule, by the word “shall” or otherwise, mandates or prohibits conduct, the consequences of noncompliance are those prescribed by these rules or by statute. If no consequences are prescribed, the court may compel compliance with the rule or may determine the consequences of the noncompliance in light of the totality of the circumstances and the purpose of the rule.
(b) Jurisdiction and Venue Unaffected. These rules shall not be construed to extend or limit the jurisdiction of the court or, except as expressly provided, the venue of actions.
(c) Effect on Common Law and Statutory Provisions. Neither these rules nor omissions from these rules supersede common law or statute unless inconsistent with these rules.
(d) Singular and Plural--Gender. Words in the singular include the plural and words in any gender include all genders except as necessary implication requires.
(e) Headings, References, and Notes Not Rules. Headings, subheadings, cross references, committee notes, source references, and annotations are not part of these rules.


[Adopted June 28, 1990, eff. Jan. 1, 1991.]
MD Rules, Rule 6-104, MD R DEC EST Rule 6-104
Current with amendments received through October 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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