I have young children, should I appoint a guardian for them?
- A guardian appointed in a will (called a testamentary guardian) is the person entitled on your death to make decisions for your children. It would not bind a court but would be valid unless over ruled by a court. The problem is that the persons most suitable to have this role when you make the will may be unsuitable when you pass away. People most suitable for guardian situations are:
- single parents
- people without family in Australia