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§ 5-328. Termination of guardianship

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: October 1, 2017

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 II. Guardianship (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-328
§ 5-328. Termination of guardianship
Local department guardianship
(a) If a local department is a child's guardian under this subtitle, a juvenile court:
(1) retains jurisdiction until:
(i) the child attains 18 years of age; or
(ii) the juvenile court finds the child to be eligible for emancipation; and
(2) may continue jurisdiction until the child attains 21 years of age.
Individual guardian
(b) If a juvenile court designates an individual as a child's guardian, the juvenile court:
(1) may retain jurisdiction until the child attains 18 years of age; or
(2) on finding further review unnecessary to maintain the child's health and welfare, may terminate the case before the child attains 18 years of age.
Adoption order
(c) An order for adoption of a child terminates the child's guardianship case.
Closing case
(d) On termination of a guardianship case, a juvenile court shall close the case.
Retention of jurisdiction
(e) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, if the court enters an order directing the provision of services to a child under § 5-324(b)(1)(ii)7B of this subtitle, the court retains jurisdiction to rule on any motion related to the enforcement, modification, or termination of the order, for as long as the order is effective.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 655, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-328, MD FAMILY § 5-328
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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