If you have minor children you will, no doubt, wish to make provision for them in the event of your premature death and that of your spouse, or registered civil partner.

It is common, but not necessary, to appoint a guardian or guardians in your Will. It is important that you discuss with those that you are thinking of appointing as guardians that they are willing to take on this role should the worst happen.

A guardian is responsible for looking after the wellbeing of your child with financial matters being looked after by the Trustees. If you do not wish to include guardianship provisions in your Will they can be included in a separate document but it is important that the document can be easily found should the time come.