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§ 5-3B-08. Assessment of costs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3b. Independent Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-08
§ 5-3B-08. Assessment of costs
Independent counsel and counseling
(a) A court may order an adoptive parent to pay, wholly or partly, reasonable fees for a former parent's:
(1) independent counsel; or
(2) adoption counseling or guidance for a reasonable time.
Other costs
(b) Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, a court may assign among the parties to a case under this subtitle counsel fees, counseling or guidance fees, and costs of testing under § 5-3B-05 of this subtitle, as the court considers appropriate.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-08, MD FAMILY § 5-3B-08
Current through legislation effective through May 8, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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