Guardianship of child in the event of my death

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Deaths, Funerals & Probate
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  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    I started looking at this issue elsewhere as the law as drafted gives the parents the right to name future guardians.

    Everyone responds with the courts decide.

    In the UK the courts only decide what's put in front of them.

    Someone has to take a case to the court to change the named guardian it is not an automatic process.
  • G6JNSG6JNS Forumite
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    I started looking at this issue elsewhere as the law as drafted gives the parents the right to name future guardians.

    Everyone responds with the courts decide.

    In the UK the courts only decide what's put in front of them.

    Someone has to take a case to the court to change the named guardian it is not an automatic process.
    Even if a guardian has been nominated this would need to be ratified by the Court. Particularly in the case of young children the Social Services would probably become involved and they would refer it to the Court. Ultimately the Court will try and ensure that the child's needs are paramount. and make an order accordingly.
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