§ 1-101 In the estates of…
§ 1-102 When a writing is…
§ 1-103
§ 1-104 This article is dedicated to the memory of…
§ 1-105
§ 1-201 In this subtitle…
§ 1-201.1 In the absence of express language to the…
§ 1-202 A surviving…
§ 1-203 Degrees of…
§ 1-204 A relative of the half blood has the same…
§ 1-205 A child includes:…
§ 1-206
§ 1-207
§ 1-208 A child born to…
§ 1-208.1 An individual who…
§ 1-209 In construing all…
§ 1-210 When provision is…
§ 1-210.1 Unless a contrary…
§ 1-301 All property of a…
§ 1-401 A provision in an…
§ 2-101 In the estates of decedents law, the word…
§ 2-103 The court has the same legal and equitable…
§ 2-104 The Maryland Rules for the summoning of a…
§ 2-105 In a controversy…
§ 2-106
§ 2-107
§ 2-108
§ 2-109 Except as…
§ 2-201
§ 2-202 Each register…
§ 2-202.1 Before assuming the duties of office, each…
§ 2-203 Except as…
§ 2-204
§ 2-205
§ 2-207
§ 2-208 In addition to…
§ 2-209 Any will,…
§ 2-210 Within five days after receiving the text of…
§ 2-211 The register…
§ 2-212 In cooperation…
§ 2-213 A register shall make available to the…
§ 2-301
§ 2-302 On application by…
§ 2-303 An appraiser…
§ 3-101 Any part of the net estate of a decedent not…
§ 3-102 The share of a…
§ 3-103 The net estate, exclusive of the share of…
§ 3-104 If there is no…
§ 3-105
§ 3-106 If a decedent…
§ 3-107 A child of the…
§ 3-108 Except as…
§ 3-109 A person who is related to the decedent…
§ 3-110 If a descendant,…
§ 3-111 A surviving parent is not entitled under…
§ 3-112 A surviving…
§ 3-201 The surviving…
§ 3-202 The estates of dower and curtesy are…
§ 3-301 A will may not be…
§ 3-302 A child permitted…
§ 3-303 Property…
§ 4-101 Any person may make a will if the person is…
§ 4-102 Except as…
§ 4-103 A will entirely…
§ 4-104 A will executed outside this State is…
§ 4-105 Except as…
§ 4-106 If a testator makes a subsequent will…
§ 4-107 The terms of any writing which is in…
§ 4-201
§ 4-202 After the death…
§ 4-203 The robbery or larceny of a will shall be…
§ 4-301 Any individual, firm, trust, partnership,…
§ 4-401 A legatee, other than the testator’s…
§ 4-402 There is a presumption that a will passes…
§ 4-403 Unless a contrary…
§ 4-404 Unless a contrary…
§ 4-405 Unless a contrary intent is expressly…
§ 4-406 Unless a contrary…
§ 4-407 Subject to the terms of the instrument…
§ 4-408 Unless a contrary intent is expressly…
§ 4-409 A legacy for charitable use may not be void…
§ 4-410 Unless a contrary intent is expressly…
§ 4-411 A legacy may be…
§ 4-412
§ 4-413 If probable cause exists for instituting…
§ 4-414 In this section,…
§ 4-501 In this subtitle…
§ 4-502 This subtitle applies to an anatomical gift…
§ 4-503 Subject to §…
§ 4-504 Subject to §…
§ 4-505 An individual may…
§ 4-506 Except as…
§ 4-507 Subject to…
§ 4-508 A person…
§ 4-509 An anatomical…
§ 4-510 The following…
§ 4-511 A document of…
§ 4-512 Whenever a…
§ 4-513
§ 4-514 A person that…
§ 4-515 A document of…
§ 4-517 In this section,…
§ 4-518 OCME and…
§ 4-519
§ 4-520 In applying and construing this subtitle,…
§ 4-521 This subtitle modifies, limits, and…
§ 4-522 This subtitle may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 4-601 In this subtitle…
§ 4-602 A will is valid…
§ 4-603 An international…
§ 4-604
§ 4-605 An authorized…
§ 4-606 In the absence of…
§ 4-607 An international will is subject to the…
§ 4-608 Sections…
§ 4-609 An individual who has been admitted to…
§ 5-101 This subtitle is…
§ 5-102 Unless it is…
§ 5-103 The venue for…
§ 5-104 In granting letters in administrative or…
§ 5-105
§ 5-106
§ 5-201 The petition for…
§ 5-202 The petition shall state the reasons why any…
§ 5-203 The petition shall indicate whether the…
§ 5-204 The petition shall contain, as appropriate,…
§ 5-205 The petition…
§ 5-301 Administrative…
§ 5-302 On a request for…
§ 5-303 The register shall assume due execution of…
§ 5-304
§ 5-401 Judicial probate…
§ 5-402 A proceeding for judicial probate shall be…
§ 5-406 Except as provided in §§…
§ 5-407 A judicial probate may be reopened and a new…
§ 5-501 A foreign personal representative is not…
§ 5-502 Any foreign…
§ 5-503 As used in this…
§ 5-504
§ 5-505 Until the foreign personal representative…
§ 5-506 If a foreign personal representative fails…
§ 5-601 If the property…
§ 5-602 A petition for administration of a small…
§ 5-603 If the register…
§ 5-604
§ 5-605 Property of the…
§ 5-608 If the only…
§ 5-701 In this subtitle, “date of…
§ 5-702 An election for modified administration may…
§ 5-703 The initial time…
§ 5-704 After filing an…
§ 5-705 An election for modified administration…
§ 5-706 The consent required under §…
§ 5-707 A final report under modified administration…
§ 5-708 A modified…
§ 5-709 An estate under modified administration…
§ 5-710 Except to the extent inconsistent with this…
§ 5-801 An interested…
§ 5-802 A petition for admission of a copy of a will…
§ 5-803 The consent required under §…
§ 5-804 The court may: …
§ 6-101 As a condition to a personal…
§ 6-102 Subject to the…
§ 6-103 After…
§ 6-201 A person to whom…
§ 6-202 A successor personal representative has the…
§ 6-203 When two or more…
§ 6-204 Unless the will otherwise provides: …
§ 6-301 On written application of an interested…
§ 6-302 The appointment of a personal representative…
§ 6-303 Termination ends…
§ 6-304 The appointment…
§ 6-305 A personal…
§ 6-306 A personal…
§ 6-307
§ 6-308 A personal…
§ 6-401 On the filing of…
§ 6-402 The requirements for the filing of a bond,…
§ 6-403 A special…
§ 6-404 The appointment…
§ 7-101
§ 7-102 A personal…
§ 7-104 Not later than 20…
§ 7-105 Whenever a personal representative discovers…
§ 7-201 Subject to the…
§ 7-202
§ 7-203 A personal representative shall make a…
§ 7-204 At any time…
§ 7-205 Within 3 months of the date of the…
§ 7-301 A personal representative shall file written…
§ 7-302 The initial account of the administration of…
§ 7-303 After an initial account has been rendered,…
§ 7-305 Accounts shall be…
§ 7-306 If a personal representative fails to render…
§ 7-307
§ 7-401
§ 7-402 The personal…
§ 7-403 If the exercise…
§ 7-404 In the absence of…
§ 7-501 Unless waived by…
§ 7-502
§ 7-601
§ 7-602 An attorney is…
§ 7-604 Payment of…
§ 8-101 Except as…
§ 8-102 Unless a contrary…
§ 8-103 Except as…
§ 8-105 If the applicable…
§ 8-106 In this section,…
§ 8-107 If a personal…
§ 8-108
§ 8-109 The individual…
§ 8-110 On proof of an…
§ 8-111
§ 8-112
§ 8-113 In allowing a claim the personal…
§ 8-114 An execution or a…
§ 8-115 The proceeds of a life insurance policy,…
§ 9-102 A trustee…
§ 9-103 In this section,…
§ 9-104 Subject to the…
§ 9-105 When distribution…
§ 9-106 With the…
§ 9-107
§ 9-108 The personal…
§ 9-109
§ 9-111 On making a distribution, a personal…
§ 9-112
§ 9-201 In this subtitle…
§ 9-202
§ 9-203 Except for a…
§ 9-204 On the death of a…
§ 9-205 If a trustee disclaims an interest in…
§ 9-206 If a holder disclaims a power of appointment…
§ 9-207 A disclaimer of…
§ 9-208 If a fiduciary…
§ 9-209 Subject to…
§ 9-210 A disclaimer is…
§ 9-211 If as a result of a disclaimer or transfer…
§ 9-212 If an instrument…
§ 9-213 Except as otherwise provided in § 9-210…
§ 9-214 If any provision of this subtitle or its…
§ 9-215 This subtitle does not abridge the right of…
§ 9-216 This subtitle may be cited as the…
§ 10-101
§ 10-102 After an estate…
§ 10-103
§ 10-104 If property is…
§ 10-105 Nothing in this subtitle affects the…
§ 11-101 Any contingent…
§ 11-102 In this section,…
§ 11-102.1
§ 11-103
§ 11-104 Whenever by any form of words in any will or…
§ 11-105 As used in this…
§ 11-106 Unless otherwise…
§ 11-107 Whenever a will or other governing…
§ 11-108
§ 11-109 A conviction or…
§ 11-110
§ 11-111 A person…
§ 11-112 In this section,…
§ 11-113 If a decedent…
§ 11-114 Unless good cause…
§ 12-101 The estates of decedents law takes effect at…
§ 12-102 Unless otherwise…
§ 12-103 Except as otherwise provided in this title: …
§ 13-101 In this title the…
§ 13-102 The purposes of…
§ 13-103 For the purposes of this title, verification…
§ 13-104 For the purposes of this title, notice is…
§ 13-105
§ 13-106 An orphans’…
§ 13-107 If appropriate to proceedings under this…
§ 13-201 On petition, and…
§ 13-202 Venue in proceedings under this subtitle…
§ 13-203
§ 13-205 An adjudication under this subtitle shall…
§ 13-206 Subject to the…
§ 13-207 Persons are…
§ 13-208 Where the…
§ 13-209 Inventory and accounting in proceedings…
§ 13-209.1
§ 13-210 An interested…
§ 13-211 There shall be no…
§ 13-212 A guardian shall exercise the care and skill…
§ 13-213 All the provisions of § 15dash;102 of…
§ 13-214 A guardian may…
§ 13-215 Any limitation on…
§ 13-216 If the exercise…
§ 13-217
§ 13-218
§ 13-219 In the absence of…
§ 13-220 The appointment…
§ 13-221 The minor or…
§ 13-222
§ 13-301 In this subtitle…
§ 13-302 This subtitle…
§ 13-303 A person having…
§ 13-304 A person may make a transfer by irrevocable…
§ 13-305 A personal…
§ 13-306 Subject to…
§ 13-307 Subject to…
§ 13-308 A written acknowledgment of delivery by a…
§ 13-309 Custodial…
§ 13-310 Subject to…
§ 13-311 The validity of a…
§ 13-312 A custodian…
§ 13-313 A custodian,…
§ 13-314 In this section,…
§ 13-315 A custodian is…
§ 13-316 A third person in good faith and without…
§ 13-317 A claim based on…
§ 13-318
§ 13-319 A minor who has…
§ 13-320 The custodian shall transfer in an…
§ 13-321 This subtitle applies to a transfer within…
§ 13-322 Any transfer of…
§ 13-323 This subtitle…
§ 13-323.1 In this section,…
§ 13-324 This subtitle may be cited as the…
§ 13-401 In this subtitle…
§ 13-402 It is public policy of the State that any…
§ 13-403 Unless a court…
§ 13-404 The trustee need…
§ 13-405 Except on the…
§ 13-406 A trustee shall…
§ 13-407 The trustee provided for in this subtitle…
§ 13-501
§ 13-502 If money is…
§ 13-503
§ 13-504 The receipt or acquittance of any minor who…
§ 13-701 Unless prohibited…
§ 13-702
§ 13-703 The guardian of…
§ 13-704 The court may: …
§ 13-705 On petition and…
§ 13-706 An adjudication…
§ 13-707 Persons are…
§ 13-708
§ 13-709
§ 13-710 Any person filing…
§ 13-711 In this Part III…
§ 13-712 The court may…
§ 13-713 If the court is…
§ 13-801 The Secretary of…
§ 13-802 If a petition is filed for the appointment…
§ 13-803 The court, on the…
§ 13-804 Every guardian of…
§ 13-805 Every guardian of…
§ 13-806 No commission or compensation may be allowed…
§ 13-901 In this subtitle…
§ 13-902 Except as otherwise provided in this…
§ 13-903
§ 13-905 A standby guardian may also file a petition…
§ 13-906
§ 13-907 A standby…
§ 13-908 The furnishing of a bond by a standby…
§ 13.5-101 In this title the…
§ 13.5-102 Subject to…
§ 13.5-103
§ 13.5-104 In a guardianship…
§ 13.5-105
§ 13.5-201 A court of this State has jurisdiction to…
§ 13.5-202 A court of this…
§ 13.5-203 Except as otherwise provided in §…
§ 13.5-204 A court of this…
§ 13.5-205 If at any time a…
§ 13.5-206 If a petition for…
§ 13.5-207 Except for a petition for the appointment of…
§ 13.5-301 Following the…
§ 13.5-302
§ 13.5-401 If a guardian has not been appointed in this…
§ 13.5-402 If a conservator has not been appointed in…
§ 13.5-403 On registration…
§ 13.5-501 In applying and construing this title, which…
§ 13.5-502 This title modifies, limits, and supersedes…
§ 13.5-503 This title applies to guardianship and…
§ 13.5-504 This title may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 14-301 Courts of equity…
§ 14-302 A court of…
§ 14-303 In the…
§ 14-304 Notwithstanding…
§ 14-305 In the administration of any trust which is…
§ 14-306 The provisions of §§ 14-303 and…
§ 14-307 Sections 14-303 through 14-307 of this…
§ 14-401 In this subtitle…
§ 14-402
§ 14-403 Any person having…
§ 14-404 A person may…
§ 14-405 The…
§ 14-406 The trust shall…
§ 14.5-101 This title may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 14.5-102 This title applies to express charitable or…
§ 14.5-103 In this title the…
§ 14.5-104 A person has knowledge of a fact if the…
§ 14.5-105 The terms of a trust prevail over a…
§ 14.5-106 The common law of trusts and principles of…
§ 14.5-107 The meaning and effect of the terms of a…
§ 14.5-108 Without…
§ 14.5-109
§ 14.5-110 Whenever notice…
§ 14.5-111 In this section,…
§ 14.5-112 In the absence of…
§ 14.5-201 On the invocation…
§ 14.5-202 By accepting the…
§ 14.5-203
§ 14.5-301 Except as…
§ 14.5-302 The holder of a…
§ 14.5-303 To the extent there is no conflict of…
§ 14.5-304 Unless otherwise represented, a minor, an…
§ 14.5-305 If the court…
§ 14.5-306 A settlor may: …
§ 14.5-401 A trust may be created by: …
§ 14.5-402 A trust is…
§ 14.5-403 A trust not created by will is validly…
§ 14.5-404 A trust may be…
§ 14.5-405 A trust is void to the extent that the…
§ 14.5-406 Except as required by a provision other than…
§ 14.5-407 A trust may be…
§ 14.5-408 Except as otherwise provided in §…
§ 14.5-409 In addition to…
§ 14.5-410
§ 14.5-411
§ 14.5-412
§ 14.5-413 The court may reform the terms of a trust,…
§ 14.5-414 To achieve the…
§ 14.5-415
§ 14.5-501 A court may…
§ 14.5-502
§ 14.5-503 Except as…
§ 14.5-504 A spendthrift…
§ 14.5-505 In this section,…
§ 14.5-506 To the extent…
§ 14.5-507
§ 14.5-510 A creditor may…
§ 14.5-511 In this section,…
§ 14.5-601 The capacity…
§ 14.5-602
§ 14.5-603 Except as…
§ 14.5-604 This section…
§ 14.5-605 A person shall commence a judicial…
§ 14.5-701 Except as…
§ 14.5-702 A trustee shall…
§ 14.5-703 If a vacancy…
§ 14.5-704 A vacancy in a…
§ 14.5-705 A trustee may…
§ 14.5-706 In addition to the grounds and procedures…
§ 14.5-707 Unless a…
§ 14.5-708
§ 14.5-709 A trustee is…
§ 14.5-710 The following…
§ 14.5-711 A judge of a court established under the…
§ 14.5-801 On acceptance of a trusteeship, the trustee…
§ 14.5-802 A trustee shall…
§ 14.5-803 If a trust has two or more beneficiaries,…
§ 14.5-804 A trustee shall…
§ 14.5-805 In administering a trust, the trustee may…
§ 14.5-806 A trustee that has special skills or…
§ 14.5-807
§ 14.5-808 While a trust is…
§ 14.5-809 A trustee shall take reasonable steps to…
§ 14.5-810 A trustee shall…
§ 14.5-811 A trustee shall…
§ 14.5-812 A trustee is not…
§ 14.5-813 Unless…
§ 14.5-814 None of the…
§ 14.5-815 A trustee,…
§ 14.5-816 A trustee has…
§ 14.5-817
§ 14.5-901
§ 14.5-902 A trustee that…
§ 14.5-903 Absent a breach of trust or the applicable…
§ 14.5-904 A beneficiary may…
§ 14.5-906 A term of a trust…
§ 14.5-907 A trustee is not liable to a beneficiary for…
§ 14.5-908 Except as…
§ 14.5-909 In the absence of…
§ 14.5-910 Instead of…
§ 14.5-1001
§ 14.5-1002 In this section,…
§ 14.5-1003 An individual who…
§ 14.5-1004 The provisions of this title governing the…
§ 14.5-1005 If a provision of this title or the…
§ 14.5-1006 Except as…
§ 15-101 In this subtitle…
§ 15-102
§ 15-103 Whenever…
§ 15-104
§ 15-105 A fiduciary, or…
§ 15-106 The following…
§ 15-107 Whenever by will, deed, or other instrument,…
§ 15-108 A fiduciary…
§ 15-109 The receipt and release of a foreign…
§ 15-110 In addition to…
§ 15-111 The discharge of a fiduciary who has…
§ 15-112
§ 15-113 An entity that controls, is controlled by,…
§ 15-114
§ 15-115 A corporation that under the laws of this…
§ 15-116 Notwithstanding any other provision of law,…
§ 15-1A-01 In this subtitle…
§ 15-1A-02 Subject to the…
§ 15-1A-03 For purposes of…
§ 15-1A-04 When a successor…
§ 15-1A-05 In addition to the provisions for removal…
§ 15-201 In this subtitle…
§ 15-202 A person who in…
§ 15-203 Except as…
§ 15-204 Except as…
§ 15-205 If a check or other bill of exchange is…
§ 15-206 Except as…
§ 15-207 Except as…
§ 15-208 This section…
§ 15-209 In any case not provided for in this…
§ 15-210 The Maryland Uniform Fiduciaries Act shall…
§ 15-211 This subtitle may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 15-301 In this subtitle…
§ 15-302 A corporation or transfer agent registering…
§ 15-303 Except as otherwise provided in this…
§ 15-304 A corporation or…
§ 15-305
§ 15-306 A corporation or transfer agent incurs no…
§ 15-307 A person who…
§ 15-308 The rights and…
§ 15-309 This subtitle does not affect any obligation…
§ 15-310 This subtitle shall be so construed as to…
§ 15-311 This subtitle may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 15-401 In this subtitle…
§ 15-402 Subject to the…
§ 15-403
§ 15-404
§ 15-405
§ 15-406 Compliance with this subtitle shall be…
§ 15-407 Except as…
§ 15-408 This subtitle modifies, limits, and…
§ 15-409 In applying and construing this subtitle,…
§ 15-410 This subtitle may be cited as the…
§ 15-501 In this subtitle…
§ 15-502 In allocating…
§ 15-502.1 A trustee may…
§ 15-502.2 A trustee may…
§ 15-502.3 In this section,…
§ 15-503 The rules in…
§ 15-504
§ 15-505
§ 15-506 A trustee shall…
§ 15-507
§ 15-508 In this section,…
§ 15-509 A trustee shall…
§ 15-510 If a trustee who…
§ 15-511 A trustee shall allocate to principal: …
§ 15-512 To the extent…
§ 15-513 An amount…
§ 15-514 Except as…
§ 15-515
§ 15-516
§ 15-517
§ 15-518 To the extent…
§ 15-519 To the extent…
§ 15-520
§ 15-521 In this section,…
§ 15-522
§ 15-523 A trustee shall make the following…
§ 15-524 A trustee shall…
§ 15-525 In this section,…
§ 15-526 If a trustee…
§ 15-527 A tax required to…
§ 15-528 A fiduciary may…
§ 15-529 This subtitle shall be so applied and…
§ 15-530 This subtitle may be cited as the…
§ 15-601 In this subtitle…
§ 15-602 This subtitle does not apply to a digital…
§ 15-603
§ 15-604 This subtitle…
§ 15-605 When disclosing…
§ 15-606 If a deceased user consented to or a court…
§ 15-607 Unless a user prohibited disclosure of…
§ 15-608 To the extent that a power of attorney…
§ 15-609 Unless otherwise ordered by a court,…
§ 15-610 Unless otherwise ordered by a court or…
§ 15-611 Unless otherwise ordered by a court,…
§ 15-612 Unless otherwise ordered by a court,…
§ 15-613 After an…
§ 15-614 The legal duties…
§ 15-615
§ 15-616 In applying and construing this subtitle,…
§ 15-617 This subtitle modifies, limits, or…
§ 15-618 This subtitle applies to: …
§ 15-619 If a provision of this subtitle or its…
§ 15-620 This subtitle may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 16-101 In this title the…
§ 16-102 Only individuals…
§ 16-103 A security may be…
§ 16-104 A security, whether evidenced by certificate…
§ 16-105 Registration in beneficiary form may be…
§ 16-106 The designation…
§ 16-107 On death of a…
§ 16-108
§ 16-109 A…
§ 16-110
§ 16-111 This title may be…
§ 16-112 This title applies to registrations of…
§ 17-101 In this title the…
§ 17-102 Except as…
§ 17-103 The following…
§ 17-104 A person may not…
§ 17-105 In this section,…
§ 17-106
§ 17-107 If any member of the armed services of the…
§ 17-108 A power of…
§ 17-109 Except as…
§ 17-111 A power of…
§ 17-112 A power of…
§ 17-113 Notwithstanding…
§ 17-114 Unless the power…
§ 17-115 This title does not supersede other laws…
§ 17-116 This title may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 17-201 A document…
§ 17-204 The following optional form may be used by…
§ 2-102
§ 2-102 v2
§ 3-203 ** IN EFFECT UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER…
§ 3-204 ** IN EFFECT UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER…
§ 3-205 ** IN EFFECT UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER…
§ 3-206 ** IN EFFECT UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER…
§ 3-401 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-402 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-403 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-404 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-405 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-406 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-407 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-410 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-411 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-412 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 3-413 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 4-516 In this section,…
§ 4-516 v2 In this section,…
§ 7-603 When a personal representative or person…
§ 7-603 v2 When a personal representative or person…
§ 13-204 If a basis exists…
§ 13-204 v2 If a basis exists…
§ 14.5-606 ** TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2020 PER CHAPTER…
§ 17-110 A power of…
§ 17-110 v2 A power of…
§ 17-202 “MARYLAND STATUTORY FORM PERSONAL FINANCIAL POWER OF…
§ 17-202 v2 “MARYLAND STATUTORY FORM PERSONAL FINANCIAL POWER OF…
§ 17-203 “MARYLAND STATUTORY FORM LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY PLEASE…
§ 17-203 v2 “MARYLAND STATUTORY FORM LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY PLEASE…

Terms Used In Maryland Code > Estates and Trusts

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative probate: has the meaning stated in § 5–301 of this article. See
  • Administrator: includes an executor and a personal representative. See
  • Adult: means an individual at least 18 years old. See
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assault: means assault in any degree unless a specific degree of assault is specified. See
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Book: includes a form of electronic recordation. See
  • certified mail: includes "registered mail"; and

    (3) "registered mail" includes "certified mail". See
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: has the meaning stated in §§ 1–205 through 1–208 of this title. See
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: includes Baltimore City. See
  • Court: has the meaning stated in § 2–101 of this article. See
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Environmental law: includes Title 16 of the Environment Article. See
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: includes an administrator and a personal representative. See
  • Executrix: The female counterpart of an executor. See also
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • gift: includes an inter vivos gift, inter vivos endowment, bequest, devise, legacy, or testamentary endowment of any interest in real or personal property. See
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Heir: means a person entitled to property of an intestate decedent pursuant to §§ 3–101 through 3–110 of this article. See
  • including: means includes or including by way of illustration and not by way of limitation. See
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interested person: includes :

    (i) A minor or other person under a disability; or

    (ii) The judicially appointed guardian, committee, conservator or trustee for such person, if any, and if none, then the parent or other person having assumed responsibility for such person. See
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Issue: has the meaning stated in § 1–209 of this title. See
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judicial probate: has the meaning stated in § 5–401 of this article. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: means any property disposed of by will, including property disposed of in a residuary clause and assets passing by the exercise by the decedent of a testamentary power of appointment. See
  • legal holiday: means :

    (1) January 1, for New Year’s Day;

    (2) (i) January 15, for Dr. See
  • Legatee: includes a trustee. See
  • Letters: include letters testamentary and letters of administration. See
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local department of social services: includes the Montgomery County government. See
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Maryland Rules: means the rules promulgated by the Court of Appeals of Maryland under the authority of the Constitution and laws of Maryland. See
  • minor: means an individual under the age of 18 years. See
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Net estate: means the property of the decedent exclusive of the family allowance and enforceable claims against the estate, except as used in §§ 3–102 and 3–203 of this article. See
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Person: includes an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, personal representative, fiduciary, representative of any kind, corporation, partnership, business trust, statutory trust, limited liability company, firm, association, or other nongovernmental entity. See
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal representative: includes an executor or administrator. See
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property: includes both real and personal property, and any right or interest therein. See
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Register: has the meaning stated in § 2–201 of this article. See
  • registered mail: include the uses, procedures, and fees of the United States Postal Service;

    (2) "certified mail" includes "registered mail"; and

    (3) "registered mail" includes "certified mail". See
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Representation: has the meaning stated in § 1–210 of this title. See
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Special administrator: means an administrator appointed as provided in § 6–401 of this article. See
  • state: means :

    (1) a state, possession, territory, or commonwealth of the United States; or

    (2) the District of Columbia. See
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust company: means an institution that is authorized to exercise trust or fiduciary powers and that:

    (1) Is organized under the laws of this State as a State bank, trust company, or savings bank;

    (2) Is organized under the laws of the United States and:

    (i) Has its principal office in this State;

    (ii) 1. See
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • veteran: includes , if the individual is eligible under 38 U. See
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.