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Limitations on number of wards
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 79
§ 79.05 Limitations on number of wards.

Except as hereinafter provided it shall be unlawful for any person to
accept appointment as guardian of any ward if such proposed guardian
shall at that time be acting as guardian for five wards. In any case
upon presentation of a petition by an attorney of the administration
under this section alleging that a guardian is acting in a fiduciary
capacity for more than five wards and requesting his discharge for that
reason, the court, upon proof substantiating the petition, shall require
a final accounting forthwith from such guardian and shall discharge such
guardian in said case.

The limitations of this section shall not apply where the guardian is
a bank or trust company. An individual may be guardian of more than five
wards if they are all members of the same family.