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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 6-108
(a) Generally. Except as otherwise provided in section (b) of this Rule, a register of wills shall not refuse to accept for filing any paper on the ground that it is not in the form mandated by a Rule in this Title.
(b) Papers Requiring Proof of Service. The register shall not accept for filing any petition or paper requiring service unless it is accompanied by (1) a signed certificate showing the date and manner of service as prescribed in Rule 6-125 or (2) a signed statement that, for reasons set forth in the statement, there is no person entitled to service. A certificate of service is prima facie proof of service.
(c) Photocopies; Facsimile Copies. A photocopy or facsimile copy of a pleading or paper except a will or codicil, once filed with the court, shall be treated as an original for court purposes. The attorney or party filing the copy shall retain the original from which the filed copy was made for production to the court or register upon the request of the court, register, or any party. No filing of a pleading or paper may be made by transmitting it directly to the court or register by electronic transmission, except pursuant to an electronic system approved under Rule 16-203.


[Adopted June 28, 1990, eff. Jan. 1, 1991. Amended May 14, 1992, eff. July 1, 1992; Feb. 10, 1998, eff. July 1, 1998; June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016.]
MD Rules, Rule 6-108, MD R DEC EST Rule 6-108
Current with amendments received through October 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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