A member asked about 9 years ago

Can minor have a will?

Is it appropriate for a 17 year old to have a will? My daughter has just inherited a large sum of money from her grandparents. Should I organise her one?

Laura Vickers
Principal at Nest Legal
A Will of an unmarried minor will not be valid unless approved by a court in accordance with s 20 of the Wills Act 1997 (Vic). An application would need to be made to the Supreme Court and the Court would need to be satisfied that your daughter understands the proposed Will and it is reasonable that it be made.

Answered almost 9 years ago   Legal disclaimer

Brennan Ong Sandy  Rizkallah
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