Tutorship Law and Legal Definition

Tutorship is the power which an individual has to take care of the person of one who is unable to take care of himself. Tutorship is created by the lawful appointment to the care of the person and property of a minor. Natural tutorship is created by the event of the death of a parent to whom joint custody had been awarded, the tutorship of the minor children of the deceased belongs of right to the surviving parent. Tutorship may also be created by operation of law, appointment by a judge, or through a will.