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§ 5-2A-02. Duties of court

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: October 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2a. Authorization for a Minor to Marry (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2022
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-2A-02
§ 5-2A-02. Duties of court
On the filing of a petition for authorization to marry, a court shall:
(1) appoint a lawyer with family law experience to represent the petitioner;
(2) set an evidentiary hearing on the petition;
(3) provide the minor with the following:
(i) information on the rights and responsibilities of:
1. a minor granted authorization to marry under this subtitle, including the right to divorce; and
2. parties to a marriage;
(ii) referral information for legal aid agencies;
(iii) information on State and national hotlines for child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and
(iv) information related to impacts and outcomes of child marriage in the United States; and
(4) notify each living parent, guardian, or legal custodian whom the court is able to locate of their right to support or oppose the petition.


Added by Acts 2022, c. 175, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-2A-02, MD FAMILY § 5-2A-02
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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