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§ 5-3A-22. Effects of order for guardianship

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3a. Private Agency Guardianship and Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Guardianship Proceeding (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-22
§ 5-3A-22. Effects of order for guardianship
Parent-child relationship
(a) An order for guardianship of an individual:
(1) except as provided in § 5-3A-23 of this subtitle, § 4-414 of the Estates and Trusts Article, and § 2-123 of the Real Property Article, terminates a parent's duties, obligations, and rights toward the individual;
(2) eliminates the need for notice to a parent as to the filing of an adoption petition;
(3) eliminates the need for further consent of a parent to adoption of the individual; and
(4) grants guardianship of the individual to a child placement agency.
(b)(1) Unless a court gives legal custody to another person, a child's guardian under this subtitle has legal custody.
(2) Unless a court orders otherwise and subject to review by the court, a child's guardian may make all decisions affecting the child's education, health, and welfare, including consenting to:
(i) adoption of the child;
(ii) application by the child for a driver's license;
(iii) enlistment by the child in the armed forces;
(iv) marriage of the child; and
(v) medical, psychiatric, or surgical treatment.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-22, MD FAMILY § 5-3A-22
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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