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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Subtitle 3. Enforcement

back to top§ 9.5-301. Definitions

In general

(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.


Petitioner

(b) "Petitioner" means a person who seeks enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination.


Respondent

(c) "Respondent" means a person against whom a proceeding has been commenced for enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination.



Added by Acts 2004, c. 502, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.