Terms Used In Maryland Code, Family Law 11-109

  • 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.
  • 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
  • state: means :

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

    (2) the District of Columbia. See
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
(a) In this section, “designee” means:

(1) a support enforcement agency that is authorized by law to receive alimony payments for the recipient; or

(2) a person who is designated by the court as trustee or guardian to receive alimony payments for the recipient.

(b) The court may order that alimony payments be made to a designee.

(c) A designee shall:

(1) send the payments to the recipient; and

(2) keep a record of:

(i) the amount of each payment;

(ii) the date that each payment must be made; and

(iii) the name and address of each party.

(d) Each party shall inform the designee of:

(1) any change of address; or

(2) any other fact that might affect the administration of the order.

(e) If the party who is required to pay alimony fails to make a payment, the designee or the recipient may bring an enforcement proceeding.

(f) The State‘s Attorney may represent the designee in any enforcement proceeding that is brought under this section.