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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 10. Guardians and Other Fiduciaries
Chapter 400. Standby Guardian
MD Rules, Rule 10-404
Before ruling on a petition filed under Rule 10-402 or 10-403, the court shall hold a hearing and shall give notice of the time and place of the hearing to all interested persons. The proposed standby guardian, the minor named in the petition, and, unless excused for good cause shown, the petitioner shall be present at the hearing.
Committee note: A court may exercise its other powers, such as appointing an attorney for the minor under Rule 10-106 or appointing an independent investigator pursuant to Rule 10-106.1, where the court is unable to obtain reliable and credible information necessary for a decision on a petition, or in any other circumstance where the court deems it necessary.
Source: This Rule is new.


[Adopted Feb. 10, 1998, eff. July 1, 1998. Amended Dec. 4, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.]

Editors' Notes

2018 Orders
The December 4, 2018 order deleted sections (a) and (b) and added new language requiring a hearing on all petitions, and added a Committee note pertaining to the powers of the court.
MD Rules, Rule 10-404, MD R GUARD AND FIDUCIARIES Rule 10-404
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2019.
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