The draft law proposes altering the current system of tuteurs so that there is a single tuteur rather than a board of tuteurs, making the role more akin to that of a curator and therefore allowing it to be less cumbersome and costly.

At present, under Jersey law, a minor (i.e. a person who is not yet 18) is not competent to deal with property. This means, technically speaking, that if a minor inherits, is gifted, or wishes to disclaim property, a tuteur must be appointed to deal with the property. The tuteur is currently nominated by a body of 7 électeurs.

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