Maryland Code, Estates and Trusts § 13-201




(a) Upon petition, and after any notice or hearing prescribed by law or the Maryland Rules, the court may appoint a guardian of the property of a minor or a disabled person.

(b) A guardian shall be appointed if the court determines that:

(1) A minor owns or is entitled to property that requires management or protection;  or

(2) Funds are needed for his support, care, welfare, and education and protection is necessary or desirable to obtain or provide funds.

(c) A guardian shall be appointed if the court determines that:

(1) The person is unable to manage his property and affairs effectively because of physical or mental disability, disease, habitual drunkenness, addiction to drugs, imprisonment, compulsory hospitalization, confinement, detention by a foreign power, or disappearance;  and

(2) The person has or may be entitled to property or benefits which require proper management.





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