As a parent we never want to really think about who would we like to look after our children should something happen to us. It can be upsetting and way too hard to think about.
However differing circumstances between family's make it more important to actually think about and address the issues should something happen.
Couples with children may have the probability that one of the other parents will look after the kids. Single parents may have to look closer to whom they would wish to look after their children. With Separated or estranged parents, its crucial to be clear about guardianship.
Without a Will or Guardanship planning in place, your children don't automatically go and live with grandparents or other relatives. Social services will vet and look into who "They" think are best placed to do that. In the meantime your children could be placed in foster care. This process can take up to 12 months to complete. If you have'nt got a Guardianship plan in place via your Will, you need to seriously consider it.
There are many aspects to think about an assess. Drafting a Will will help protect your children should something happen to you, your partner or both. We also help you assess if the Guardians need assistance, What do we mean? Well, can they afford to look after your children, we can assist with protection plans that kick in should the unimaginable happen.