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§ 5-319. Time limits

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Guardianship to and Adoption Through Local Department (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Guardianship (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-319
§ 5-319. Time limits
Maximum limits
(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a juvenile court shall rule on a guardianship petition:
(1) within 180 days after the petition is filed; and
(2) within 45 days after the earlier of:
(i) receipt of all of the consents required under this Part II of this subtitle; or
(ii) trial on the merits.
Minimum limit
(b) A juvenile court may not enter an order for guardianship of a child under this subtitle before the later of:
(1) 30 days after the birth of the child;
(2) expiration of the time set for revocation of consent, and not waived, under § 5-321(c) of this subtitle; or
(3) expiration of the time to respond to the show-cause order issued under § 5-316 of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-319, MD FAMILY § 5-319
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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