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Guardianship of your children after your death

If you were to die, leaving children under the age of 18 without a parent, someone would need to look after your children.

As part of your Will, you can appoint guardians for children under 18. This willcontact us ensure that should you die your children will be looked after by the people you choose and this important decision will not be left to chance or decided by the Courts.

If you do not appoint guardians in your Will, then the Courts will have to decide who should be appointed guardian of your children.

By including this provision in your Will it can also help to avoid disputes between opposing family members who would all like to help. By stating your wishes in a Will you can make it clear exactly what you would like to happen.

Choosing the right guardians

When considering who to appoint as legal guardian for your children, you will need to consider the following:

What does a legal guardian have to do?

The main duties of a guardian include:

There are many things to consider when deciding on guardians. For more information and advice please contact us to speak to one of our experienced solicitors.