Maryland Probate Form 1342

Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person

Everything you need to know about Maryland Form 1342, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related MD probate forms.

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About Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person is a commonly used form within Maryland. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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MD Form 1342, which may also referred to as Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person, is a probate form in Maryland. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person:

  • This form pertains to the State of Maryland

  • The official Maryland source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form 1342 - Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form 1342

Step 1 - Download the correct Maryland form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Maryland probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form 1342, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in MD are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form 1342 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form 1342 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Maryland.

5 reasons you should submit 1342 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Maryland can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Maryland. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Maryland is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Maryland probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Maryland probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form 1342, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form 1342 Online

Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Maryland probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Maryland.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form 1342 - Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Maryland probate court office.

Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Maryland-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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MD Form 1342, which may also referred to as Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person, is a probate form in Maryland. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form 1342 - Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person is a probate form in Maryland.

  • Maryland has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Maryland.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Maryland, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form 1342

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Maryland Form 1342 - Annual Report Of Guardian Of The Person. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

☐CIRCUIT ☐ ORPHANS’ COURT FOR, MARYLAND In the Matter of ANNUAL REPORT OF GUARDIAN OF A MINOR (Md. Rule 10-206(e)) NOTE: Guardians of the person of minors must complete and file this form each year within 60 days of the anniversary of their appointment, or as the court otherwise directs. Attach additional sheets if needed. If a section of this form does not apply, write “Not applicable” or “N/A.” Minor’s Date of Birth: Gender: ☐Female☐Male REPORTING PERIOD I/We, and (if applicable) , make this annual report for the period of to . Part I. Information about the minor A. RESIDENCE AND HOUSING Minor’s address (where he or she lives or is physically present): Select all that apply: ☐This is the minor’s permanent residence. ☐This is not the minor’s permanent residence. His/Her permanent residence is located at ,. ☐This is a new address (check if the minor’s address changed since the last annual report or since your appointment as guardian if this is your first report). Explain why the address changed: Type of housing (select one): ☐Own home☐Guardian 1’s home ☐ Guardian 2’s home ☐Foster or boarding home☐Group home ☐Relative’s home: ☐Boarding School: ☐Hospital or medical facility: ☐Residential facility: ☐Other (describe): CC-GN-014 (Rev. 08/2020)Page 1 of 6 City/County Located at Court Address Case No. Name of Minor Date Date Name of Guardian Name of Guardian 2 Address City, state, zip Name of school Name of relative Relationship to minor Address City, state, zip Name of hospital or facility Name of facility Docket Reference ANRGP Do you plan to change the place where the minor lives? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes, explain why: B. MEDICAL AND PE RSONAL CARE Conditions. List significant health or mental health issues the minor has (asthma, diabetes, anxiety, etc.): Issue(s) Treatment/treatment plan Hospita lizations. Was the minor hospitalized during the reporting period? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes, explain: Date Hospital Reason Provid ers. Which medical professional(s) did the minor see during the reporting period? Name City, state Date(s) seen ☐Primary care/pediatrician ☐Dentist ☐Eye doctor ☐Ear doctor ☐Psychiatrist ☐Psychologist ☐Therapist (mental health) ☐Physical or occupational therapist ☐Speech therapist ☐Other (describe): CC-GN-014 (Rev. 08/2020)Page 2 of 6 ANRGP Medications. List medications the minor takes on a regular basis: Name Purpose Dosage/Schedule Personal c are. Are there problems providing meals, clothing, housing, or transportation for the minor? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes, explain: C. SCHOOL AND J OB TRAINING School. D oes the minor attend school? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes: Is there a care plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes, did you participate in developing the care plan or IEP? ☐ Yes ☐ No Do you believe the care plan or IEP is good or appropriate for the minor (in his or her best interest)? ☐ Yes ☐ No (explain): Job train ing. Is the minor in a job training program? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes: Describe: D. EMPLOYMENT Does the minor have a job? ☐ Yes ☐ No If yes: Type of job: E. SOCI AL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Describe the minor’s social or recreational activities during the reporting period (sports, hobbies, clubs, etc.): CC-GN-014 (Rev. 08/2020)Page 3 of 6 Name of school City, state, zip Name of program City, state, zip Name of employer Hours worked per week City, state, zip ANRGP F. CONTACTS C ontact with you. If the minor does not live with you, how often did you visit him or her during the reporting period? Describe your other types of contact with the minor: Type Frequency ☐Telephone ☐Mail or e-mail ☐Other (describe): Contact with others. Describe the minor’s contact with family members during the reporting period: G. COMMUNIT Y SUPPORT List community organizations currently involved with the minor (case or care management, community services, government programs, religious programs, charitable organizations, etc.). Organization Services received Part II. Information about the guardianship A. FUNDS Did the guardian of the property, if any, provide funds toward the minor’s support, care, or education? ☐ Yes ☐ No ☐ Not applicable If yes, describe (Select all that apply): ☐clothing ☐ food ☐ housing ☐ health care (co-pays, insurance, etc.) ☐transportation ☐ education ☐ extracurricular/recreational activities ☐ job training ☐other (describe): CC-GN-01 4 (Rev. 08/2020)Page 4 of 6 City, state ANRGP B. HEALTH OF GUARDIAN(S) Guardian 1 (select one): ☐I have no serious health problems that affect my ability to serve as guardian. ☐I have the following serious health problems that may affect my ability to serve as guardian: Gua rdian 2 (if any) (select one): ☐I have no serious health problems that affect my ability to serve as guardian. ☐I have the following serious health problems that may affect my ability to serve as guardian: C. CONT INUATION OF GUARDIANSHIP This guardianship (select one): ☐should be continued. ☐should not be continued for the following reason(s): D. PO WERS OF GUARDIAN(S) My/Our powers as guardian(s) should (select one): ☐stay the same. ☐change in the following ways for the following reasons: E. OTH ER The court should be aware of the following matters relating to this guardianship: CC-GN-014 (Rev. 08/2020)Page 5 of 6 ANRGP I/ we solemnly affirm under the penalties of perjury that the contents of this document are true to the best of my/our knowledge, information, and belief. ☐T his is a new address since the last report (or since appointment if this is your first report). ☐T his is a new address since the last report (or since appointment if this is your first report). CC-GN-014 (Rev. 08/2020)Page 6 of 6 Date Signature of Guardian 2 (if applicable) Printed Name Address City, state, zip Telephone Date Signature of Guardian 1 Printed Name Address City, state, zip Telephone ANRGP

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