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§ 5-1026. Procedure for trial

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Paternity Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
Part V. Hearing on Complaint (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-1026
§ 5-1026. Procedure for trial
In general
(a) The court shall hear the complaint without a jury.
Proceedings to follow laws, rules and practice of other civil cases
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, proceedings under this subtitle shall be treated in accordance with the laws, rules, and practice that relate to trials in other civil cases.
Comment on failure to testify prohibited
(c) In a trial under this subtitle, no comment on or reference to an alleged father's failure to testify may be made or permitted.


Added as Family Law § 5-1027 by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1997, c. 609, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997. Renumbered as Family Law § 5-1026 by Acts 1997, c. 609, § 4, eff. July 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 16, § 66F.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-1026, MD FAMILY § 5-1026
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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