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RULE 10-204. ADVICE OF RIGHTS

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 10. Guardians and Other Fiduciaries
Chapter 200. Guardian of Person
MD Rules, Rule 10-204
RULE 10-204. ADVICE OF RIGHTS
The Advice of Rights required to be served on an alleged disabled person shall be in the following form:
TO ______________ (Name).
A petition has been filed seeking appointment of a guardian of your person.
IF THE COURT APPOINTS A GUARDIAN OF YOUR PERSON, YOU WILL LOSE CERTAIN VALUABLE RIGHTS, WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOURSELF ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE, HOW YOU LIVE, AND WHAT MEDICAL CARE YOU RECEIVE.
YOU HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS IN THIS CASE:
1. [ ]The petition alleges that _______(Name of Attorney)
is your attorney. If that is not correct, notify the clerk immediately.
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The court has appointed
 
[ ]The court has appointed _______(Name of Attorney)
as your attorney, but you may hire another attorney if you wish.
2. You will have a trial if you or your attorney object to the appointment of a guardian of your person. It will be a jury trial unless you give up the right to a jury trial.
3. You have the right to be present at the trial.
4. You have the right to present evidence on your own behalf and to cross-examine witnesses against you.
5. You have the right to suggest restrictions or limitations of the guardian's powers if a guardian is appointed.
6. The trial may be closed to the public if you so request.
The above statements cannot cover all possible situations. Please read the attached papers carefully. You should consult with your attorney to determine what is in your best interest. You or your attorney should file a response on or before the deadline stated in the attached order.
Source: This Rule is new.

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[Adopted June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.]
MD Rules, Rule 10-204, MD R GUARD AND FIDUCIARIES Rule 10-204
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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