Legal tutors (the parents)
As the legal tutors, the parents are primarily responsible for the administration of the patrimony of their child and for ensuring their civil rights.
In the event of the parents’ death or incapacity, the dative tutor is designated to look after their child and administer the latter’s patrimony.
The suppletive tutor is a person to whom a parent delegates their responsibilities as legal tutor or with whom they share these responsibilities.
Acting as both tutor and estate liquidator or trustee
In addition to their duties, the tutor may be entrusted with the administration of other property that is not part of the minor’s patrimony.
The tutorship council plays an important role in the tutorship to the property. It oversees the tutorship and guides the tutor in their duties.
The minor plays a role in their tutorship, with the law gradually granting them several rights, including the right to manage some of their property.
Last update: February 23, 2023