If you have children aged under 18, then it's important to consider who you would wish to take care of them if something were to happen to you. In your will, you may nominate one or more person to be your child's guardian in the event of your death. This may help to avoid disputes between family members by making your intentions clear. However, it is not binding. The Family Court has an overriding discretion to appoint a guardian if they consider it to be in the child's best interests.
Your child's guardian is responsible for the daily and long-term care and welfare of your children and for making important lifestyle decisions on their behalf. The guardian must ensure that the child is adequately housed, clothed and educated. It is a responsible task and the appointment should be thought through carefully.
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