Guardianship of a Minor

A Guardianship may be necessary for a minor if he or she inherits or is awarded money or if alternative arrangements need to be made for educational or medical purposes.  


There are two types of Guardianship of a Minor:

  • Guardianship of the Property: A guardian may be appointed to protect money awarded to or inherited by a minor.
  • Guardianship of the Person:  A guardian may be appointed to make educational and medical arrangements for a minor. Guardianship of the person of a minor cannot be added to a party without stripping the initial party of their guardianship rights.

These can be combined into the Guardianship of Person & Property. 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Special Deputy Surrogate Deborah Morrison.