Solicitor David White discusses the difficult question some parents might have to face: “Who looks after my children if I die?” and outlines what provisions parents can make to ensure their children are looked after should the unimaginable happen.
Naturally, all parents hope to live and see their children enjoy long lives. So, it can be uncomfortable to imagine passing away leaving a young child behind. It is a very common misconception that, if the worst was to happen, a family member will automatically step in such as a grandparent or the parent’s siblings. However, as with most aspects of succession law, this is not the case! If you have not put in place the appropriate arrangements, it falls to the court to decide what should happen next.[Read more…] about Who looks after my children if I die?