When it comes to a trust or probate administration, there are an endless number of uncommon scenarios that can arise to make a seemingly simple process more complex. One such example is where the beneficiary of the estate or trust is a minor. The minor may have had a guardian appointed by the Superior Court in San Diego or other court with proper jurisdiction. What may make the situation unique is that at some point during the administration process, the guardianship may no longer be needed. Trustees and executors should understand more about how guardianships end in order to ensure that they properly comply with their duties.
Three Parties Who Can Ask the Court to End a Guardianship
In some cases, it is necessary to go to court to have a guardianship terminated. It is important to know which parties can seek the end of a guardianship. These individuals include the following:
- The child, after reaching age 12 or older
- The parents of the minor child
- The guardian himself
As the trustee or executor during a trust or estate administration, it is important to be aware as to whether a guardianship has been properly terminated before proceeding as if the individual no longer has a guardian. Fortunately, you do not have to navigate this process alone. We are here to help. We encourage you to reach out today, or at any time that is convenient for you. Send us an email or give us a call at 888-443-6590.
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