Guardianship Estate of a Minor

Parents are often surprised to find out that if their child is named as a beneficiary to insurance proceeds or other funds, the funds may not be released to the parent but require the appointment of a Guardian of the Estate of the child.

Guardianship of the Estate of a minor requires a petition and application to the Court and will also require a court hearing. Parents may be considered as guardians however, the Court may also appoint an independent attorney to serve as Guardian of the Estate for the child.

It is important to consult with an attorney familiar with the administration of guardianship estates if a Guardianship of the Estate of a minor is needed.



The Medicare program became law in 1966. Under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare provides health insurance for persons over the age of 65, persons who are under 65 and disabled, persons with ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease and persons with End State Renal Disease (ESRD).