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Subject: Re: [TMG] OT - Court Appointed guardian - age of child
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 21:55:05 EDT
The court appointed guardians for the *estates* of the minor children, not
guardians of the children, themselves. The guardians were to protect the estates
of the heirs until minor heirs reached lawful age. They should have had to
file an annual account for the minor heir's estate. Sometimes, I've found that
several years of accounts were filed together. You should check Kentucky law
for the time period, but a minor probably was under age 21 during this time
> Was wondering if anyone knew this answer off the tops of their head......
> I have a probate record stating that the court appointed a guardian for one
> of the sons of the deceased. Did this occur if the child was under 18... or
> is it state dependent? Time frame is 1824 KY.
> If not, I'll have to start digging. Thanks!