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§ 13-201. Grounds for appointment of guardian

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 13. Protection of Minors, Disabled Persons, Susceptible Adults, and Older Adults (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Protection of Property (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 13-201
§ 13-201. Grounds for appointment of guardian
Guardian of property of minor or disabled person
(a) On petition, and after any notice or hearing prescribed by law or the Maryland Rules, the court may appoint a guardian of the property of a minor or a disabled person.
Guardians appointed for minors
(b) A guardian shall be appointed if the court determines that:
(1) A minor owns or is entitled to property that requires management or protection; or
(2) Funds are needed for the minor's support, care, welfare, and education and protection is necessary or desirable to obtain or provide funds.
Guardians appointed for disabled persons
(c) A guardian shall be appointed if the court determines that:
(1) The person is unable to manage effectively the person's property and affairs because of physical or mental disability, disease, habitual drunkenness, addiction to drugs, imprisonment, compulsory hospitalization, detention by a foreign power, or disappearance; and
(2) The person has or may be entitled to property or benefits which require proper management.

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Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 30; Acts 1996, c. 10, § 1, eff. April 9, 1996; Acts 2010, c. 256, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 257, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2017, c. 666, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2019, c. 197, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 93A, § 201.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 13-201, MD EST & TRST § 13-201
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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