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RULE 6-302. PROCEEDINGS FOR JUDICIAL PROBATE

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 6. Settlement of Decedents' Estates
Chapter 300. Opening Estates
MD Rules, Rule 6-302
RULE 6-302. PROCEEDINGS FOR JUDICIAL PROBATE
(a) Service of Petition. A copy of a petition for judicial probate (Rule 6-301 (a)) shall be served by the petitioner on the personal representative, if any.
Cross reference: Code, Estates and Trusts Article, § 5-401.
(b) Notice of Judicial Probate. Promptly after receiving the names and addresses of the interested persons, the register shall send by first-class mail, return service requested, to each interested person a Notice of Judicial Probate. The register shall publish the notice once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where judicial probate is requested. The notice shall be in the following form:
[CAPTION]
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL PROBATE
To all Persons Interested in the above estate:
You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed by _____________________________________________ for judicial probate of the will dated _____________________________________________ (and codicils, if any, dated _____________________________________________ ) and for the appointment of a personal representative. A hearing will be
held _
on
(place)
 
at
 
.
(date)
(time)
This hearing may be transferred or postponed to a subsequent time. Further information may be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills.
 
 
Register of Wills
Cross reference: Code, Estates and Trusts Article, §§ 1-103 (a) and 5-403.
(c) Hearing. The court shall hold a hearing on the petition for judicial probate and shall take any appropriate action.
Cross reference: Code, Estates and Trusts Article, § 5-404.
(d) Notice of Appointment. After a personal representative has been appointed and if no Notice of Appointment has been published, notice shall be in the form as set forth in Rule 6-311 and published as set forth in Rule 6-331 (a).
Cross reference: Code, Estates and Trusts Article, § 5-403.

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[Adopted June 28, 1990, eff. Jan. 1, 1991. Amended Dec. 10, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; June 20, 2017, eff. Aug. 1, 2017.]
MD Rules, Rule 6-302, MD R DEC EST Rule 6-302
Current with amendments received through October 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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