A guardian is a person who has legal responsibility for children in lieu of their parents.
A guardian (and a reserve guardian) can be appointed by you in your will.
If there is no appointment in your Will, children can be placed into care until the court appoints official guardians their choosing, to look after them.
The Court would decide whom to appoint based on the best interests of the child.
It is advisable in almost every instance to appoint the guardians within your Will.
We help you understand what all this means and set up the guardian(s) you want.