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§ 17-103. Petitions to court to construe power of attorney or review agent’s conduct

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2010
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 17-103
§ 17-103. Petitions to court to construe power of attorney or review agent’s conduct
Persons allowed to petition
(a) The following persons may petition a court to construe a power of attorney or review the agent's conduct, and grant appropriate relief:
(1) The principal or the agent;
(2) A guardian, conservator, or other fiduciary acting for the principal;
(3) A person authorized to make health care decisions for the principal;
(4) The principal's spouse, parent, or descendant;
(5) An individual who would qualify as a presumptive heir of the principal;
(6) A person named as a beneficiary to receive any property, benefit, or contractual right on the principal's death or as a beneficiary of a trust created by or for the principal that has a financial interest in the principal's estate;
(7) A governmental agency having regulatory authority to protect the welfare of the principal;
(8) The principal's caregiver or another person that demonstrates sufficient interest in the principal's welfare; and
(9) A person asked to accept the power of attorney.
Dismissal of petition
(b) On motion by the principal, the court shall dismiss a petition filed under this section, unless the court finds that the principal lacks capacity to revoke the agent's authority or the power of attorney.


Added by Acts 2010, c. 689, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 690, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 17-103, MD EST & TRST § 17-103
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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