There are two ways of establishing Guardians for your children in the event of the death of both parents.
1. Write a Will
In your Will you can appoint Guardians for your children who are under 18 years of age at the time of your death.
The chosen Guardians should be the same in each Will so agreement should be reached between the existing parents or those that have Parental Responsibility
When you write a Will you also have a chance to think about financial provision for your children, not just who should be guardians.
Please call us on 01798 850057 if you would like to make a Will.
2. By a Legal document or Deed
If for any reason you don’t want to write a Will you can ask us to prepare a legal document to appoint guardians in the event of your death, FREE OF CHARGE. If you don’t have a voucher code then you can call us.
How it works
- Think about who you would want to act as a guardian or guardians of your children if both parents (or those with parental responsibility) were to die.
- Ask the people chosen whether they are willing to act.
- Enter the voucher code and complete the questionnaire that follows.
- We will email you immediately when we receive the completed questionnaire.
- Within 14 working days you will receive the Guardianship Deed(s) in the post, ready for you to sign.
- Sign the Deeds in front of an independent witness.
- Store the Deeds with your important papers. You may want to give the chosen guardians a copy.