Can a minor control a bank account left by a deceased family member? 4 Answers as of April 20, 2011

Someone has a minor bank account and his father who is the legal administrator has passed away. Can his mother operate the account if the child is still a minor and must wait until age 18?

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Apple Law Firm PLLC
Apple Law Firm PLLC | David Goldman
The natural parent can be the guardian under the Uniform Transfers to Minors act until they reach the age of 18.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/20/2011
Owings Law Firm
Owings Law Firm | Tammy B. Gattis
A minor cannot contract so cannot operate account without a parent.
Answer Applies to: Arkansas
Replied: 4/20/2011
Meyer & Yee, LLP
Meyer & Yee, LLP | Kent W. Meyer
Yes, the mother can administer the account for the child until the child reaches age 18.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/20/2011
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