I am a single mum to three young children. With the current Covid situation I have been trying to find out whether there is some sort of legal document I can put in place (or anything) to say what I would want to happen with the children’s living arrangements should I fall ill or worse…
I am a key worker so risks are higher
Their father is very abusive and I would not wish for them to go to him (he’s on b/c for one of the children)
A will appointing a guardian was what my solicitor recommended to me for making my wishes known of what would happen to my children should I die. I’m not sure about if you fall ill but a will defo covers death. They are usually about £120 although the prices vary. Hope this helps
Also you should give a copy of a letter to whoever is your appointed guardian stating the reasons why you have chosen them and the reasons why you dont want your ex to have them. That way if your ex contests the will and you’re no longer around your appointed guardian can take the will and the letter into court with them to help their case for getting a custody order for the kids. Xx
Yeah some post offices sell will kits as well I think, or they used to anyway. But Im not sure if the need to be officiated by a solicitor? Really haven’t a clue how the kits work Im afraid. I just went straight to a solicitor for mine so thats probably why it was more on the expensive side. But I just wanted to make sure it was all taken care of so that I didnt make any mistakes with it.
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