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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 9. Family Law Actions
Chapter 200. Divorce, Annulment, Alimony, Child Support, and Child Custody (Refs & Annos)
MD Rules, Rule 9-209
A judgment granting a divorce, an annulment, or alimony may be entered only upon testimony in person before a magistrate or in open court. In an uncontested case, testimony shall be taken before a magistrate unless the court directs otherwise.
Cross reference: For the requirement of oral testimony by the plaintiff in a divorce action, see Code, Family Law Article, ยง 1-203 (c). For default procedures, see Rule 2-613.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rules S73 and S75 a.


[Adopted March 5, 2001, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended Sept. 17, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; Oct. 10, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.]
MD Rules, Rule 9-209, MD R FAM LAW ACT Rule 9-209
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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