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§ 5-348. 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 IV. Adoption After Termination of Parental Rights (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-348
§ 5-348. Time limits
Maximum limit
(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a juvenile court shall rule on the adoption petition under this Part IV of this subtitle promptly but no later than 180 days after the petition is filed.
Minimum limit
(b) A juvenile court may not enter an order for adoption of a child under this Part IV of this subtitle before the later of:
(1) 30 days after the birth of the child; or
(2) 10 days after the notice is served under § 5-346 of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-348, MD FAMILY § 5-348
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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