Appointing a Guardian in your Will is essential if you have minor children, or have parental responsibility for a child.
Making a Will allows you to indicate to the Local Authority that you trust the person that you have appointed, to look after your child.
The Guardian would only be required if both parents (or all of those with parental responsibility) have died, or are unable to look after the child.
The appointment of the Guardian is not legally binding, as they may be unsuitable to act in the future i.e. through ill health. Therefore we recommend that you appoint a replacement Guardian too. If no suitable Guardians are available, your children may be placed in emergency care with the Local Authority, until a suitable relative or family friend is appointed.
Appointing a Guardian in your Will is a simple procedure. Please contact us for more information. We are happy to help.