§ 1-101 In this article…
§ 1-201 For the purposes…
§ 1-202 In an action in…
§ 1-203 In an action for…
§ 2-101 In this title the…
§ 2-201 This section may…
§ 2-202 Any marriage…
§ 2-301 An individual 16…
§ 2-302 A person who violates any provision of this…
§ 2-401 An individual may…
§ 2-402 An applicant for…
§ 2-404
§ 2-404.1
§ 2-405 The clerk for the…
§ 2-406
§ 2-407 An individual may…
§ 2-408 An authorized…
§ 2-409 Each marriage…
§ 2-410
§ 2-501 Each clerk shall keep in the clerk’s…
§ 2-502 In this section,…
§ 2-503 At the intervals…
§ 3-101 This title is remedial and shall be…
§ 3-102 Unless the…
§ 3-103 An individual has…
§ 3-104 A contract for…
§ 4-101 In this title, “Secretary” means…
§ 4-201 A spouse may have…
§ 4-202 A surviving spouse who brings a personal…
§ 4-203 A married woman,…
§ 4-204 A married woman may do any of the following,…
§ 4-205 A husband may sue…
§ 4-206 Whenever any…
§ 4-301
§ 4-401 The General Assembly declares: …
§ 4-402
§ 4-403 The Department of…
§ 4-501 In this subtitle…
§ 4-502
§ 4-503 A law enforcement…
§ 4-503.1 If an incident…
§ 4-504
§ 4-504.1 A petition under…
§ 4-505
§ 4-506 A respondent…
§ 4-506.1 If a respondent…
§ 4-507
§ 4-508 An interim…
§ 4-508.1
§ 4-509 A person who…
§ 4-510 Except as…
§ 4-511 When responding…
§ 4-512
§ 4-512.1 In this section,…
§ 4-513 In this Part III and in Part IV of this…
§ 4-514 The General Assembly finds that: …
§ 4-515
§ 4-516 Subject to §…
§ 4-519 In this Part IV…
§ 4-520 The purpose of this part is to enable: …
§ 4-521 The Secretary of State shall establish and…
§ 4-522 Any of the…
§ 4-523 If an applicant…
§ 4-524 If a Program…
§ 4-525 The Secretary of…
§ 4-526
§ 4-527
§ 4-528 Except as…
§ 4-529
§ 4-530
§ 4-531 The Secretary of State shall adopt…
§ 4-601 In this subtitle, “displaced…
§ 4-602 The General…
§ 4-605 The Secretary…
§ 4-606 To assist…
§ 4-607 The center shall provide: …
§ 4-608 To the greatest…
§ 4-609 The staff of the center shall: …
§ 4-610 In establishing…
§ 4-611 The Secretary shall adopt rules and…
§ 4-612 The Secretary…
§ 4-613 The Secretary may…
§ 4-701 In this subtitle…
§ 4-702 A county is…
§ 4-703 The members of a…
§ 4-704 The purpose of a…
§ 4-705 On request of the chair of a local team and…
§ 4-706 Meetings of a…
§ 4-707 Except as…
§ 5-101 In this title the…
§ 5-201 This subtitle does not affect any law that…
§ 5-202 When a criminal or equity court of this…
§ 5-203
§ 5-204
§ 5-205 One parent, to the exclusion of the other…
§ 5-206 One parent, to…
§ 5-301 In this subtitle…
§ 5-302 This subtitle…
§ 5-303 The General…
§ 5-304 This subtitle is related to and should be…
§ 5-305 In this section,…
§ 5-306 Unless a court…
§ 5-307
§ 5-308
§ 5-309 A juvenile court may assign counsel fees and…
§ 5-310 A party to a case under this subtitle may…
§ 5-313 Except as…
§ 5-314 A clerk of a juvenile court shall keep a…
§ 5-315 Within 5 days…
§ 5-316 Promptly after a…
§ 5-317 In addition to any investigation required…
§ 5-318
§ 5-319 Subject to…
§ 5-320 A juvenile court…
§ 5-321
§ 5-322 If all consents…
§ 5-323 In this section,…
§ 5-324 In a separate…
§ 5-325 An order for…
§ 5-326
§ 5-327 If, after a juvenile court grants…
§ 5-328 If a local…
§ 5-331 Before…
§ 5-332 A clerk of a juvenile court shall keep a…
§ 5-333 Within 5 days…
§ 5-334 Promptly after a…
§ 5-335 A juvenile court…
§ 5-336 Subject to…
§ 5-337 In ruling on a…
§ 5-338 A juvenile court…
§ 5-339
§ 5-340 If a petition for adoption under this Part…
§ 5-341
§ 5-342 If a petition to invalidate an order for…
§ 5-345 If, after…
§ 5-346 Within 5 days…
§ 5-347 A juvenile court…
§ 5-348 Subject to…
§ 5-349 In ruling on a…
§ 5-350 A juvenile court…
§ 5-351 Consent of a…
§ 5-352
§ 5-353 If a petition to invalidate an order for…
§ 5-356 A local…
§ 5-357
§ 5-358 If, after a…
§ 5-359
§ 5-360 Subject to…
§ 5-362 Except as…
§ 5-3A-01 In this subtitle…
§ 5-3A-02 This subtitle…
§ 5-3A-03 The General…
§ 5-3A-04 This subtitle is related to and should be…
§ 5-3A-05 In this section,…
§ 5-3A-06 Unless a court…
§ 5-3A-07
§ 5-3A-08
§ 5-3A-09 A court may assign among the parties to a…
§ 5-3A-10 A party to a case under this subtitle may…
§ 5-3A-13 Only a child…
§ 5-3A-14 Within 5 days…
§ 5-3A-15 On issuance of a…
§ 5-3A-16 Before ruling on a guardianship petition, a…
§ 5-3A-17 Subject to…
§ 5-3A-18 A court may grant…
§ 5-3A-19
§ 5-3A-20 If all consents…
§ 5-3A-21 In an order entered under this subtitle, a…
§ 5-3A-22 An order for…
§ 5-3A-23
§ 5-3A-24 If a petitioner becomes aware, after a court…
§ 5-3A-25 Unless terminated…
§ 5-3A-29 Any adult may…
§ 5-3A-30 A petitioner for adoption under this…
§ 5-3A-31 Before a court enters an order for adoption…
§ 5-3A-32 A court shall hold a hearing before entering…
§ 5-3A-33 A court may not enter an order for adoption…
§ 5-3A-34 In ruling on a…
§ 5-3A-35 A court may enter…
§ 5-3A-36
§ 5-3A-37 If a petition to invalidate an order for…
§ 5-3A-39 A child placement…
§ 5-3A-40
§ 5-3A-41 If, after a…
§ 5-3A-42
§ 5-3A-43 Subject to…
§ 5-3A-45 Except as…
§ 5-3B-01 In this subtitle…
§ 5-3B-02 This subtitle…
§ 5-3B-03 The General…
§ 5-3B-04 In this section,…
§ 5-3B-05 Unless a court…
§ 5-3B-06
§ 5-3B-07
§ 5-3B-08 A court may order…
§ 5-3B-09 A party to a case under this subtitle may…
§ 5-3B-12 Except for a child being placed for adoption…
§ 5-3B-13 Any adult or…
§ 5-3B-14 A court shall give notice of the filing of…
§ 5-3B-15 Subsection (b) of…
§ 5-3B-16 Except as…
§ 5-3B-17 Except as provided in §…
§ 5-3B-18 A court may not enter an order for adoption…
§ 5-3B-19 In ruling on a…
§ 5-3B-20 A court may enter an order for adoption only…
§ 5-3B-21
§ 5-3B-22 This section…
§ 5-3B-23 A court may not grant a petition under…
§ 5-3B-24 This section does…
§ 5-3B-25 This subsection…
§ 5-3B-26 If a petition to invalidate an order under…
§ 5-3B-27
§ 5-3B-28 If, after a…
§ 5-3B-29
§ 5-3B-30 Subject to…
§ 5-3B-32 Except as…
§ 5-401 In this subtitle…
§ 5-402 The purpose of this subtitle is to make…
§ 5-403 The local department shall determine whether…
§ 5-406 Each local department shall establish and…
§ 5-407 Money payments…
§ 5-408 A subsidy may not…
§ 5-409 To apply for a…
§ 5-410
§ 5-410.1 If the Department…
§ 5-411 An individual who is aggrieved by a final…
§ 5-412 The Director of the Administration shall…
§ 5-415 This subtitle may be cited as the…
§ 5-4A-01 In this subtitle…
§ 5-4A-02 The General…
§ 5-4A-03 The…
§ 5-4A-04 A compact entered…
§ 5-4A-05
§ 5-4A-06 A person who submits a claim for payment or…
§ 5-4A-07 The Administration may adopt regulations…
§ 5-4A-08 Consistent with…
§ 5-4B-01 In this subtitle…
§ 5-4B-02
§ 5-4B-03 The Director…
§ 5-4B-04 Except as…
§ 5-4B-05 An individual who…
§ 5-4B-06 The Director or…
§ 5-4B-07 Within 90 days…
§ 5-4B-08
§ 5-4B-09 If an individual contacted by a confidential…
§ 5-4B-10 If a confidential…
§ 5-4B-11 If an individual…
§ 5-4B-12 The Director shall adopt regulations to…
§ 5-4C-01 In this subtitle…
§ 5-4C-02 The purpose of this subtitle is to: …
§ 5-4C-03 The Director…
§ 5-4C-04 Except as…
§ 5-4C-05 Only the following individuals may register…
§ 5-4C-06
§ 5-4C-07 On receipt of an…
§ 5-501 In this subtitle…
§ 5-502 The General…
§ 5-503 This section does…
§ 5-504 Foster parents in…
§ 5-505
§ 5-505.1 In consultation…
§ 5-506 The General…
§ 5-507 Except as…
§ 5-509 Except as…
§ 5-509.1 Except as…
§ 5-510 To apply for a license under this subtitle,…
§ 5-511 Before any license may be issued under this…
§ 5-512 If the other state extends the same…
§ 5-513 Within 60 days after it receives the…
§ 5-514 A license issued under this subtitle is…
§ 5-515 Subject to the hearing provisions of §…
§ 5-516 The Administration may not suspend or revoke…
§ 5-517 A person authorized to make a placement who…
§ 5-518 A person…
§ 5-519 In connection…
§ 5-520 In placing a…
§ 5-521 A person who, in violation of any provision…
§ 5-524 The Administration shall provide child…
§ 5-525
§ 5-525.1 If a child…
§ 5-525.2
§ 5-526
§ 5-527 The Department…
§ 5-527.1 This section…
§ 5-528 If the costs are not reimbursable under the…
§ 5-529 In this section,…
§ 5-530 The Department…
§ 5-531 A local…
§ 5-532 The…
§ 5-533
§ 5-534
§ 5-535 There is a State Citizens Review Board for…
§ 5-536
§ 5-537 From among its…
§ 5-538 The State Board…
§ 5-539 The State Board…
§ 5-539.1 In addition to…
§ 5-539.2
§ 5-539.3 The members of…
§ 5-540 Except as…
§ 5-541
§ 5-542 From among its…
§ 5-543 A member of a…
§ 5-544 The goals of each local board are: …
§ 5-545
§ 5-546 A public or private agency or institution…
§ 5-547 This Part IV of this subtitle: …
§ 5-550 In this Part V of…
§ 5-551 The Department…
§ 5-551 v2 The Department…
§ 5-552
§ 5-553 As part of the application process for a…
§ 5-554
§ 5-554.1 The State Department of Education shall…
§ 5-555 An individual may contest the finding of a…
§ 5-556 An individual who…
§ 5-557 The following governmental units or persons…
§ 5-558 On or before August 15, 1986, the Secretary…
§ 5-559 In this section,…
§ 5-601 The Interstate Compact on the Placement of…
§ 5-602 It is the purpose and policy of the party…
§ 5-603 As used in this compact: …
§ 5-604 No sending agency…
§ 5-605 The sending, bringing, or causing to be sent…
§ 5-606 The sending…
§ 5-607 A child adjudicated delinquent may be placed…
§ 5-608 The executive head of each jurisdiction…
§ 5-609 This compact shall not apply to: …
§ 5-610 This compact shall be open to joinder by any…
§ 5-611 The provisions of this compact shall be…
§ 5-701 Except as…
§ 5-702 The purpose of this subtitle is to protect…
§ 5-703 The provisions of…
§ 5-704 Notwithstanding…
§ 5-704.1 An individual may…
§ 5-704.2
§ 5-704.3 A local department that receives a report of…
§ 5-704.4
§ 5-705
§ 5-705.1 In this section,…
§ 5-705.3 In addition to any other provision of law…
§ 5-705.4 If an agency participating in an…
§ 5-706
§ 5-706.1 Within 30 days…
§ 5-706.2
§ 5-706.3 The Department of…
§ 5-707 Subject to…
§ 5-708 Any person who makes or participates in…
§ 5-709 If a…
§ 5-710 Based on its…
§ 5-711 As needed by the local department as part of…
§ 5-712
§ 5-712.1 In this section,…
§ 5-713 If a child is…
§ 5-714 The Social…
§ 5-715
§ 5-7A-01 There is a State…
§ 5-7A-02 The Council…
§ 5-7A-03 The Governor shall select a chairperson from…
§ 5-7A-04 The Council shall…
§ 5-7A-05 The Council shall…
§ 5-7A-06 In addition to…
§ 5-7A-07 The members and…
§ 5-7A-08 A unit of State or local government shall…
§ 5-7A-09 The Council shall…
§ 5-801 A person who is…
§ 5-1001 In this subtitle…
§ 5-1002 The General…
§ 5-1005 An equity court…
§ 5-1006 Except as…
§ 5-1007 Any rule of court or statute that relates to…
§ 5-1010 A complaint need…
§ 5-1011
§ 5-1012 At any time…
§ 5-1013 A party under…
§ 5-1014 When a complaint…
§ 5-1015 Process under this subtitle shall be served…
§ 5-1016
§ 5-1019 This section…
§ 5-1020 This section…
§ 5-1021 The attorney for…
§ 5-1024 If a defendant…
§ 5-1025 The trial may not…
§ 5-1026 The court shall…
§ 5-1027 At the trial, the…
§ 5-1028 Unmarried parents…
§ 5-1029
§ 5-1032 If the court…
§ 5-1033 In a paternity…
§ 5-1034 The court may…
§ 5-1035 In an order…
§ 5-1036 Except as…
§ 5-1037 The court may not enter an order under this…
§ 5-1038
§ 5-1039 If the court…
§ 5-1040 On completion of…
§ 5-1041 A court order…
§ 5-1042 In a paternity…
§ 5-1044 A party has the right to appeal from an…
§ 5-1047 The clerk of the…
§ 5-1048 A finding of paternity established in any…
§ 5-1101 The Governor may…
§ 5-1102 All proposals for…
§ 5-1103 All proposals for…
§ 5-1104
§ 5-1201 In this subtitle…
§ 5-1202 On or before…
§ 5-1203 At an adjudicatory hearing on a petition for…
§ 5-1204 Subject to the availability of funds, the…
§ 5-1205 The Maryland Department of Health shall…
§ 5-1206 On or before…
§ 5-1207 The Secretary of…
§ 5-1208 The Department of Human Services and the…
§ 5-1209 This subtitle may be referred to as the…
§ 5-1301 In this subtitle…
§ 5-1302 The Secretary and…
§ 5-1303 The effectiveness of efforts to address…
§ 5-1304 The effectiveness of efforts to protect…
§ 5-1305 The effectiveness of efforts to address…
§ 5-1306 The effectiveness of efforts to address the…
§ 5-1307 The measures in…
§ 5-1308
§ 5-1309 The Department…
§ 5-1310 The Secretary and…
§ 5-1311 The Department…
§ 5-1312 In this section,…
§ 5-1401 In this subtitle…
§ 5-1402 Except as…
§ 5-1403 An action for…
§ 5-1404
§ 5-1405 A parent in a…
§ 7-101 If the grounds for the divorce occurred…
§ 7-102 The court may…
§ 7-103 The court may…
§ 7-103.2 This section…
§ 7-104 In and of itself…
§ 7-105 In granting a…
§ 7-106 The clerk of the circuit court for each…
§ 7-107 In this section,…
§ 8-101 A husband and…
§ 8-102 A deed or agreement between spouses is not a…
§ 8-103 The court may…
§ 8-105
§ 8-201 In this subtitle…
§ 8-202
§ 8-203 In a proceeding…
§ 8-204 Except as…
§ 8-205
§ 8-206 The court shall exercise its powers under…
§ 8-207 In a proceeding…
§ 8-208
§ 8-209 In a temporary or final order or decree,…
§ 8-210
§ 8-211 An order, award, or decree under…
§ 8-212 If an annulment or a divorce has been…
§ 8-213 Any order, award,…
§ 8-214 In this section,…
§ 9-101 In any custody or…
§ 9-101.1 In this section,…
§ 9-101.2 Except as…
§ 9-102 An equity court may: …
§ 9-103 A child who is 16…
§ 9-104 Unless otherwise ordered by a court, access…
§ 9-105 In any custody or visitation proceeding, if…
§ 9-106
§ 9-107
§ 9-108 In this section: …
§ 9-301 In this subtitle…
§ 9-302 An equity court…
§ 9-303 This section…
§ 9-304 If a child is under the age of 16 years, a…
§ 9-305 If a child is…
§ 9-306 If an individual…
§ 9-307 A person who…
§ 9-401 In this subtitle…
§ 9-402 On receipt of a…
§ 9-403 There is a State…
§ 9.5-101 In this title the…
§ 9.5-102 This title does not govern a proceeding…
§ 9.5-103 A child custody…
§ 9.5-104 A court of this…
§ 9.5-105 A child custody…
§ 9.5-106 If a question of existence or exercise of…
§ 9.5-107
§ 9.5-108 A party to a…
§ 9.5-109 In this section,…
§ 9.5-110
§ 9.5-111 A court of this…
§ 9.5-201 Except as…
§ 9.5-202 Except as…
§ 9.5-203 Except as otherwise provided in §…
§ 9.5-204 A court of this…
§ 9.5-205 Before a child…
§ 9.5-206 Except as…
§ 9.5-207
§ 9.5-208 Except as…
§ 9.5-209
§ 9.5-210
§ 9.5-301 In this subtitle…
§ 9.5-302 Under this subtitle a court of this State…
§ 9.5-303 A court of this…
§ 9.5-304 A court of this…
§ 9.5-305 A child custody…
§ 9.5-306 A court of this…
§ 9.5-307 If a proceeding…
§ 9.5-308
§ 9.5-309 Except as otherwise provided in §…
§ 9.5-310 Unless the court…
§ 9.5-311 On the filing of…
§ 9.5-312 The court shall…
§ 9.5-313 A court of this State shall accord full…
§ 9.5-314 An appeal may be…
§ 9.5-315 In a case arising…
§ 9.5-316 At the request of the Attorney General…
§ 9.5-317 If the respondent is not the prevailing…
§ 9.5-318 This title may be cited as the Uniform Child…
§ 10-101 In this title the…
§ 10-102 A contempt proceeding for failure to make a…
§ 10-103 This subtitle does not limit the authority…
§ 10-106 There is a Child Support Administration in…
§ 10-106.1
§ 10-107 The Administration exercises its authority,…
§ 10-108 The…
§ 10-108.1 In this section,…
§ 10-108.2
§ 10-108.3
§ 10-108.4 If the…
§ 10-108.5 In any case in…
§ 10-108.6 In order to…
§ 10-108.7 The Administration shall establish a State…
§ 10-109 The Administration shall approve for child…
§ 10-111 The…
§ 10-112
§ 10-112.1 In this section,…
§ 10-113 Each year, the…
§ 10-113.1
§ 10-113.2 The…
§ 10-114 The Secretary of…
§ 10-115 In this section,…
§ 10-116 A local support…
§ 10-117 A county or…
§ 10-118 Subject to any federal law or program, the…
§ 10-119
§ 10-119.3
§ 10-120 In this Part III…
§ 10-121 Any order under…
§ 10-122 The amount of the…
§ 10-123 Except as…
§ 10-124 Except as…
§ 10-125 Except as provided for in § 10-123 of…
§ 10-126 If an obligor…
§ 10-127 When the court…
§ 10-128 An earnings…
§ 10-129 On receipt of a…
§ 10-130 Within 10 days after the employer receives…
§ 10-131 If the address of…
§ 10-132 If the address or place of employment of the…
§ 10-133 Except as…
§ 10-134 On motion of the…
§ 10-135 Earnings withholding orders issued out of…
§ 10-136 Support orders…
§ 10-137 In the case of an out-of-state obligor or…
§ 10-138 Upon request of…
§ 10-140
§ 10-141 The…
§ 10-142 If a child…
§ 10-143 Upon request of the Administration, a child…
§ 10-144 The remedies provided in this Part IV are in…
§ 10-1A-01 In this subtitle…
§ 10-1A-02
§ 10-1A-03 The…
§ 10-201 A spouse may not…
§ 10-202 Before trial and…
§ 10-203 A parent may not…
§ 10-204 Before trial and…
§ 10-205 A recognizance…
§ 10-206 An order to pay…
§ 10-207 If the court…
§ 10-208 An individual who…
§ 10-209 The commencement of a civil action for child…
§ 10-212 This Part II of this subtitle applies only…
§ 10-213 On receipt of a…
§ 10-214 Before the State’s Attorney conducts…
§ 10-215 After a pretrial…
§ 10-216 The clerk of the…
§ 10-219 An individual who…
§ 10-301 In this subtitle…
§ 10-302 The circuit…
§ 10-303 Remedies provided…
§ 10-303.1 A tribunal of…
§ 10-304 In a proceeding…
§ 10-305 Personal jurisdiction acquired by a tribunal…
§ 10-306 Under this subtitle, a tribunal of this…
§ 10-307 A tribunal of…
§ 10-308 A tribunal of…
§ 10-309 A tribunal of…
§ 10-310 If a proceeding…
§ 10-311 In responding to registrations or requests…
§ 10-312 A tribunal of this State shall credit…
§ 10-312.1 A tribunal of this State exercising personal…
§ 10-312.2 A tribunal of…
§ 10-313 Except as…
§ 10-314 A minor parent, or a guardian or other legal…
§ 10-315 Except as otherwise provided in this…
§ 10-316 Upon the filing…
§ 10-317 When a responding…
§ 10-318 If a complaint or comparable pleading is…
§ 10-319 In a proceeding…
§ 10-320 If the Attorney…
§ 10-321 An individual may employ private counsel to…
§ 10-322 The Child Support…
§ 10-323 In a proceeding…
§ 10-324 If a party alleges in an affidavit or a…
§ 10-325 The plaintiff may…
§ 10-326 Participation by…
§ 10-327 A party whose parentage of a child has been…
§ 10-328 The physical…
§ 10-329 A tribunal of this State may communicate…
§ 10-330 A tribunal of this State may: …
§ 10-331 A support…
§ 10-332 If a support…
§ 10-332.1 A tribunal of this State authorized to…
§ 10-333 An income withholding order issued in…
§ 10-334 Upon receipt of…
§ 10-335 If an obligor’s employer receives two…
§ 10-336 An employer that complies with an income…
§ 10-337 An employer that willfully fails to comply…
§ 10-338 An obligor may…
§ 10-339 A party or…
§ 10-340 A support order or income withholding order…
§ 10-341 Except as…
§ 10-342 A support order…
§ 10-343 Except as…
§ 10-344 When a support…
§ 10-345 A nonregistering…
§ 10-346 A party…
§ 10-347 Confirmation of a registered support order,…
§ 10-348 A party or support enforcement agency…
§ 10-349 A tribunal of this State may enforce a child…
§ 10-350 If §…
§ 10-351 If a child support order issued by a…
§ 10-352 If all of the…
§ 10-353 Within 30 days after issuance of a modified…
§ 10-353.1 Except as…
§ 10-353.2 A party or…
§ 10-354 In this part the…
§ 10-355 This part applies…
§ 10-356 The Child Support Administration of this…
§ 10-357 In a support…
§ 10-358 A plaintiff may…
§ 10-359 Except as…
§ 10-360 Except as…
§ 10-361 Except as…
§ 10-362 If a tribunal of…
§ 10-363 Except as…
§ 10-364 A tribunal of…
§ 10-365 Personal information gathered or transmitted…
§ 10-366 A record filed with a tribunal of this State…
§ 10-367 For purposes of…
§ 10-368 Before making a…
§ 10-369 In applying and construing this subtitle,…
§ 10-370 If any provision of this subtitle or its…
§ 10-371 This subtitle may be cited as the Maryland…
§ 11-101 The court may…
§ 11-102 Except as…
§ 11-103 The existence of a ground for divorce…
§ 11-104 In a proceeding…
§ 11-105 If an annulment or a limited or absolute…
§ 11-106
§ 11-107 Subject to §…
§ 11-108 Unless the parties agree otherwise, alimony…
§ 11-109 In this section,…
§ 11-110
§ 11-111 In accordance…
§ 11-112 When granting a limited divorce, an absolute…
§ 12-101
§ 12-102
§ 12-102.1 A medical support…
§ 12-102.2 An administrative order or a medical support…
§ 12-102.3
§ 12-103 The court may…
§ 12-104 The court may…
§ 12-104.1
§ 12-105
§ 12-201 In this subtitle…
§ 12-202
§ 12-203 The Court of…
§ 13-101 In this title, “destitute adult…
§ 13-102 If a destitute…
§ 13-103 A complaint under…
§ 13-104 After a complaint…
§ 13-105 Before the State’s Attorney conducts…
§ 13-106 The State’s…
§ 13-107 With the written…
§ 13-108 An individual who…
§ 13-109 The court shall release an individual who is…
§ 14-101 In this title the…
§ 14-102 It is the policy…
§ 14-103 This title does not apply to: …
§ 14-104 This title does…
§ 14-201 To implement the policy set out in §…
§ 14-202 The adult…
§ 14-203 The director may…
§ 14-204 Subject to the…
§ 14-205 The adult protective services program shall…
§ 14-301 The provisions of this subtitle do not limit…
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§ 14-303 To protect the…
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Terms Used In Maryland Code > Family Law

  • Administrator: includes an executor and a personal representative. See
  • Adult: means an individual at least 18 years old. See
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • certified mail: includes "registered mail"; and

    (3) "registered mail" includes "certified mail". See
  • 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 in need of assistance: means an individual adjudicated as a child in need of assistance under Title 3, Subtitle 8 of the Courts Article. See
  • CINA: means a child in need of assistance. See
  • CINA case: means a case under Title 3, Subtitle 8 of the Courts Article. 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • County: means a county of this State and, unless expressly provided otherwise, Baltimore City. See
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • de novo: means judicial review based on an administrative record and any additional evidence that would be authorized by § 10–222(f) and (g) of the State Government Article. See
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • including: means includes or including by way of illustration and not by way of limitation. See
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Juvenile court: means the circuit court for a county sitting as a juvenile court. See
  • 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
  • legal holiday: means :

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

    (2) (i) January 15, for Dr. See
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local department: means :

    (1) a local department of social services; or

    (2) in Montgomery County, the county department of health and human services. 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.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, personal representative, fiduciary, or representative of any kind and any partnership, firm, association, corporation, or other entity. See
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal representative: includes an administrator and an executor. See
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • 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.
  • State: means , except in Title 10, Subtitle 3 of this article:

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

    (2) the District of Columbia. See
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: includes a subpoena. See
  • Support: includes maintenance. See
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.