The Syrian Personal Status Law considers that the father or grandfather – when the father is not present – has jurisdiction over the minor’s money in terms of keeping it, disposing of it and managing it.
- However, if a person donates money to a minor, he may stipulate that his guardian does not dispose of the money, and then the court appoints a special trustee for the donated money.
- It is not permissible to take the minor’s money out of the father’s and grandfather’s hands except in cases of treachery and misconduct with this money.
- It is not permissible for the father or grandfather to donate the minor’s money or benefits, nor to sell or mortgage his property except with the permission of the judge.
- If the minor’s money becomes in danger because of the misconduct of the guardian or any other reason, the court can cancel his guardianship or limit it.
- The judge may entrust the custodian of the minor with some financial work of the legal guardian if it becomes evident that the interest of the minor requires that and after hearing the guardian’s statements.
- Guardianship ceases if the guardian is considered missing or arrested and a temporary guardian is appointed for the minor if he has no other guardian.