Will for a minor child

Although the law is there to be used for this purpose, it’s not a very common occurrence that a Will be made for a minor child.  However, this case came up on recently and I found it a great read.

In summary: 

  • A 16 year old girl wants to make a Will
  • Her father is not in the picture
  • She has been and is cared for her by her grandparents after the death of her mother when she was just a baby
  • She had an estate to dispose of
  • The Court approved a Will be made for her to gift a pecuniary legacy to her father and the residual among her grandparents equally.

For the full case, read it here:  Matter of J, LC [2014] SASC 20.

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