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§ 6-401. Appointment of special administrator

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. The Personal Representative (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Special Administrator (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 6-401
§ 6-401. Appointment of special administrator
In general
(a) On the filing of a petition by an interested party, a creditor, or the register, or on the motion of the court, a special administrator may be appointed by the court:
(1) If it is necessary to protect property before the appointment and qualification of a personal representative; or
(2) On the termination of appointment of a personal representative and before the appointment of a successor personal representative.
Factors considered in choosing special administrator
(b) A suitable person may be appointed as a special administrator, but special consideration shall be given to persons who will or may be ultimately entitled to letters as personal representatives and are immediately available for appointment.


Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 197, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 93, § 6-401.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 6-401, MD EST & TRST § 6-401
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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