Shirné Grobler obtained both her BComm (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer and an attorney with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. She works in STBB’s Cape Town litigation department as a Director, specializing in Family and Divorce Law, deceased estate litigation and general litigation.

Thought of the Week | The Guardianship And Care Of Minors

How do responsible parents make provision for the care of a minor child in the event their death?

The Children’s Act makes provision for parents to appoint a fit and proper person as guardian in their stead. This appointment can be made in your Will.

If there is no guardian, the High Court as upper guardian of all minors, will make a decision in the best interests of the child, with due consideration to the wishes of the child and taking into account the age and maturity of the child in question.

Contact our Family Law Department or on STBB should you require assistance in this regard.

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