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The Curateur public is made responsible for exercising tutorship to the property of minors who have no tutor by court decision, when:
The Curateur public may automatically and temporarily assume the role of private tutor to the property pending the appointment of a replacement, if the existing tutor dies, goes bankrupt or is placed under protective supervision after losing their faculties.
The Curateur public exercises powers of simple administration, like a private tutor. However, it does not have to set up a tutorship council.
The Curateur public has the same responsibilities as a private tutor to the property and is under the same obligation to act with honesty, prudence and loyalty. It has to ensure protection of the minor’s property and represent them by exercising their civil rights in all matters concerning their property.
This means it has to:
The Curateur public exercises the tutorship until the child reaches majority or is emancipated, or until a relative undertakes the necessary formalities with the court to take over the tutorship.