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§ 9.5-301. Definitions

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§ 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.