Minors Becoming Adults

Legal Changes
When the minor turns 18 years of age, guardianship of the person ends and the guardian's letters are revoked.

Even though a guardianship ends automatically when the minor reaches the age of 18, the guardian of the estate of a minor is not discharged until a final account has been filed with and approved by the Court. Unless excused by the Court, a minor who has reached the age of 18 must appear in court with the guardian for the hearing on the final account.

If the funds of the minor are being held in a government insured account or in United States Obligations subject to withdrawal only upon court order, it may be necessary for the guardian to obtain a court order to authorize the release of the funds to a minor who has reached the age of 18.