Extent: Jersey
Updated 13 October 2020                            

Words you may need to know

Minor - a person aged under 18


Tuteur/ Tutrice - the person ( male / female) who will be the head of the Tutelle and look after the minor's affairs

Inventory - a list of all assets


Discharge - cancel


Inherits - to receive something when someone dies



The Children's Property and Tuteurs (Jersey) Law 2016 makes the appointment of a Tuteur mandatory where a minor inherits or receives moveable property valued at £25,000 or more or any immoveable property.

One or more Tuteurs can be appointed to hold joint responsibility, such as both parents.

The tuteur must prepare an inventory and submit annual accounts to the Court.  

The Court acts in a supervisory role, can give directions and can discharge Tuteurs.  Permission from the Court is required to sell immoveable property.