Careful planning for your children upon your death is something that we suggest that every parent should consider, and in particular the following two questions:
- What will I leave my children?
- Who will care for my children when I am gone?
If your children are under the age of 18 it is important that you consider who will care for them upon your death. Although the surviving parent will automatically become the guardian of the children on the death of the other parent (providing the surviving parent has parental responsibility), it is also possible to appoint a guardian for a child in the event of both parent’s death. The appointed guardian will be granted parental responsibility and then assume the day to day care of the child.
If you require help then our Family Solicitors will be able to assist you with your query. We will always aim to seek a solution or resolve your case / matter outside of the court. Our specialist Family Solicitors understand that family problems can prove extremely stressful and worrying, but ignoring these issues will not make them go away. If you are struggling with Family matter, please Contact us for advice from our specialist solicitors.