(a) Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a person not subject to section 45a-558b or 45a-558c who holds property of or owes a liquidated debt to a minor not having a guardian may make an irrevocable transfer to a custodian for the benefit of the minor pursuant to section 45a-558f.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 45a-558d
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
- Probate: Proving a will
(b) If a person having the right to do so under section 45a-558 has nominated a custodian under that section to receive the custodial property, the transfer shall be made to that person.
(c) If no custodian has been nominated under section 45a-558, or all persons so nominated as custodian die before the transfer or are unable, decline or are ineligible to serve, a transfer under this section may be made to an adult member of the minor’s family or to a trust company unless the property exceeds five thousand dollars in value, in which case Probate Court approval is required. For purposes of this subsection, a series of transfers shall be aggregated so that the five-thousand-dollar threshold for court approval cannot be circumvented.
(d) This section does not authorize a guardian, existing custodian or custodian to whom an obligor makes a transfer under this section to settle, release or compromise a claim of the minor or a debt owed to the minor.