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RULE 6-443. MEETING OF DISTRIBUTEES AND DISTRIBUTION BY COURT

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 6. Settlement of Decedents' Estates
Chapter 400. Administration of Estates
MD Rules, Rule 6-443
RULE 6-443. MEETING OF DISTRIBUTEES AND DISTRIBUTION BY COURT
(a) Request. When the personal representative cannot obtain agreement from all interested persons entitled to distribution, or if the personal representative has reason to believe that there may be a person entitled to distribution whose name, address, or survival is unknown, the personal representative may file with the court a request for a meeting, under the supervision of the court, of all interested persons entitled to distribution. The request shall set forth the purpose of the meeting, may include the proposed distribution, and shall ask the court to set a date for the meeting. If the personal representative has reason to believe that there may be an interested person entitled to distribution whose name, address, or survival is unknown, the request shall be accompanied by an affidavit of attempts to contact, locate, and identify substantially in the form set forth in Rule 6-125(c) so stating and setting forth the good faith efforts made to contact, locate, and identify the person.
(b) Notice. The court shall set a date for the meeting allowing sufficient time for the personal representative to comply with the notice requirements set forth in this section. At least 20 days before the meeting the personal representative shall serve on each distributee whose identity and whereabouts are known a notice of the date, time, and place of the meeting, and if the request was accompanied by an affidavit under section (a) of this Rule, the personal representative shall publish notice of the date, time, and place, and purpose of the meeting. The notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation once a week for three successive weeks in the county of appointment. The first publication shall be made at least 20 days before the meeting. The personal representative shall make such other efforts to learn the names and addresses of additional interested persons as the court may direct.
(c) Appointment of Disinterested Persons. At any time, the court may appoint two disinterested persons, not related to the distributees, to recommend a proposed distribution or sale.
(d) Order. Following the meeting, the court shall issue an appropriate order of distribution or sale.
Cross reference: Code, Estates and Trusts Article, ยงยง 9-107 and 9-112.

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[Adopted June 28, 1990, eff. Jan. 1, 1991. Amended Sept. 17, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.]
MD Rules, Rule 6-443, MD R DEC EST Rule 6-443
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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