2010 Maryland Code
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
TITLE 13 - PROTECTION OF MINORS AND DISABLED PERSONS
Subtitle 4 - Recovery by Minor in Tort
Section 13-403 - Appointment of trustee or guardian for minor.

§ 13-403. Appointment of trustee or guardian for minor.
 

    (a)  Payment by check to trustee - In general.-

Unless a court appoints a guardian of the property of a minor under subsection (c) of this section, if a minor or any other person in whose name a claim in tort is made or judgment in tort obtained on behalf of a minor recovers a net sum of $5,000 or more, the person responsible for the payment of the money shall make payment by check made to the order of " ...................., trustee under Title 13 of

(name of trustee)


the Estates and Trusts Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, for  ...................., minor".
(name of minor)

(b)  Payment by check to trustee - No other act necessary.- No other act is necessary to constitute the person named a trustee. 

(c)  Appointment of guardian - In general.-  

(1) In accordance with the procedures for the appointment of a guardian under Subtitle 2 of this title, the court may appoint a guardian of the property of a minor on whose behalf a recovery in tort is sought or has been obtained if the court determines that the appointment would be in the minor's best interest. 

(2) The petition for guardianship may be made by an interested person or a trustee under this subtitle.      (d)  Appointment of guardian - Payment by check.-
 
If a court appoints a guardian of the property of a minor under subsection (c) of this section and the minor or any other person in whose name a claim in tort is made or judgment in tort obtained on behalf of the minor recovers a net sum of $5,000 or more, the person responsible for the payment of the money shall make payment by check made to the order of " ...................., (name of guardian), guardian under Title 13, Subtitle 2 of the Estates and Trusts Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, for  .................... (name of minor), minor".
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 93A, § 401; 1974, ch. 11, § 2; 1994, ch. 3, § 1; 1997, ch. 642; 2003, ch. 52.] 
 

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