Glossary of Common Guardianship Terms

Term Description
Annual Fiduciary Report Includes information about the disabled person’s or minor’s assets (calculated as the value of the assets at the beginning and end of the guardianship year), the income received, disbursements made, and changes in the values of the non-cash assets that occurred during the guardianship year
Annual Report Includes information about living arrangements, physical and mental condition, and plans for future care of the disabled person or a minor
Disabled person Person other than a minor who has been judged by the Court to be unable to manage his/her property and/or unable to provide for his/her daily needs
Fiduciary Someone who can be trusted to act in the best interest of the disabled person
Inventory and Information Report Requests information about the disabled person’s or minor’s assets, such as real estate property, cash and cash equivalents, stocks, bonds, and personal property.
Minor Person who has not reached the age of 18 with the exception of minors who are placed under guardianship for the special immigration purpose; in which case age of majority will be 21 instead of 18
Resident Agent Person who resides in Maryland on whom service of process may be made in the same manner and with the effect as if it were served personally in Maryland on the nonresident guardian