Bill number does not exist. Enter a vaild keyword.

Statutes Text

Article - Estates and Trusts


    (a)    A surviving parent is not entitled under § 3-104 of this subtitle to a distribution of the net estate of a minor child of the parent if the parent:

        (1)    Abandoned the child; or

        (2)    Willfully failed to contribute to the support of the child for at least 3 consecutive years immediately preceding the death of the child or for the life of the child, whichever is less.

    (b)    A parent shall be deemed to have abandoned a minor child under subsection (a)(1) of this section if the conduct of the parent demonstrates a settled purpose willfully and intentionally to relinquish all parental rights and duties with respect to the child and to renounce and forsake the child entirely.

Click to return on the top page