What is a Guardian?

A: In your Will you can state who you would like to care for your children in the event of your death. The appointment of a Guardian usually takes effect on the death of the second parent. However, if you wish somebody other than your child’s surviving parent to become their Guardian then your Will may be used as evidence of your wishes in any subsequent Court proceedings relating to your children.

The duties of a Guardian are similar to those of a parent. They are responsible for the day to day upbringing of your child as if he or she was their own.