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Parents and guardians make personal decisions for minors about things like: education medical care social activities Parents and guardians don't automatically have the power to receive and manage money or property for a minor.
This depends on the amount of money or property.
A parent or guardian may apply to the court to become the minor's trustee. How the OPGT gets involved When a minor is awarded cash or property, usually a lawyer or an insurance company is involved.
The parent or guardian may assist by discussing with the public trustee how the funds should be used to look after the minor. If the person has mental capacity, the trust money is payable once a person turns: 18, or the age specified in the trust document Shortly before this, the public trustee gets in touch with the minor so they can sign a Release form.
Additional fees could be charged for money held past the age the minor is supposed to get their payment. Income tax owed because of interest income earned by the minor's trust may be paid from the minor's trust account.
If you're the person receiving money, you shouldn't sign this document until you've turned The public trustee makes arrangements to ensure the person gets their funds. Costs Lawyers and accountants The costs of agents the OPGT may hire, such as lawyers and accountants, are charged to the account.
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