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04/12/2013 at 14:28
in your will have you appointed who would take guardianship of your child/children if the worst was to happen?
04/12/2013 at 15:27
I have a will, but it's from when I was with my ex partner, 3 houses and 15 years ago. Think I ought to update it!
04/12/2013 at 16:01
No neither H nor I do. But we've been thinking we really really ought to do one ......... trouble is, we don't actually know who to appoint as carers for LO's. My parents are just into their 60's. H's Mum is approaching 70's. I have a sister but i dont see her all that much and dunno how she would feel taking on my children (!?!) as she doesnt have any kids. That leaves friends i suppose .......
04/12/2013 at 16:09
so another question, godparents arnt who would naturally receive your child in this scenario are they ?
you still have to appoint a guardian ?
and if you dont appoint a guardian, is the child defaulted to the next of kin ?
04/12/2013 at 16:42
We don't but I said to H a few weeks before O was born that we ought to get it sorted. H didn't see it as that important as he said O would just go to live with my mum but I pointed out to him that if we haven't expressed our wishes in a will, his mum might try for custody? I don't know how it all works but presumably something would need to be written about your house etc and any other money as LO obviously wouldn't get it until adulthood.
04/12/2013 at 16:46
my house is left to H, if anything happens to both of us i left it to my mum, she also gets half of my death in service and pension. so it would make sense for her to have my child as she will be financially stable i guess? but i do want to make it official
04/12/2013 at 17:32
We need to update ours. A child doesn't necessarily have to live with the guardian, they just make sure that the child is looked after, etc. You could include more than one relative or a friend and a relative.
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