Children's Trust Services


In Nova Scotia, the age of majority is 19. Under the law, a child under the age of 19 is an infant or a minor. The Public Trustee of Nova Scotia is automatically the legal guardian of the estate – financial and property – of every child under the age of majority who lives in this province. In this document, we use the word “child” to refer to anyone under the age of majority.

The Public Trustee does not have to file a bond with the court to act as trustee or guardian of the estate of a child.

Learn more by reading answers to many frequently asked questions on Children's Trust Services.