Planning for the worst is hard, but is something Forces Families have to confront more than most. The MOD offer a free basic Will service to its serving members, however it is just as important for their spouses too. There are also many limitations on this service that you should be aware of. Read our blog for more information.
As a Parent, Nominating a legal Guardian is one of the most thoughtful things you can do to prevent a lot of potential heartache at an already difficult time. Look at our diagram to see what could happen…
Parental responsibility flowchart – England and Wales
This flowchart highlights situations where a father may not have automatic parental responsibility if his unmarried partner dies. In these cases, you might want to advise that the mother grants parental responsibility to the father in case anything happens to her.
The chart assumes that the parent has not legally lost parental responsibility, and doesn’t give details of parental responsibility rights for carers.
If you would like to have a chat with one of qualified Will writers about your personal circumstances. Please call us today on 03303 322 614, for a complimentary consultation. You owe it to yourself and your family to be aware of the consequences of dying intestate (without a Will) or to find out how to make adequate provision for them.
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