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17 May 12 #331139 by AnnoyedMummy
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If one parent of seperated families died, but they had remarried? Would the children be split up and each go to their fathers? Would they both stay with the ''dad'' they live with?
What if both parent and step-parent were to die. Would both children go to family? One child to the bio dad and the other to family?
Do they usually keep children together, or would they split them up?
This is something I have been thinking about, and would prefer both kids to stay together, either with my husband or with my sister if my husband wasnt around. Does a Will mean ANYTHING with regards to children?

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17 May 12 #331161 by Fiona
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You can appoint a guardian and they would automatically be given PR for a child on your death if there is no other parent with PR. The guardian would then be able to apply for residence etc so the background, the effects of any change, established bonds etc would all be considered.

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17 May 12 #331177 by AnnoyedMummy
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Would it be ''easier'' as such, because my ex doesnt have PR? So if I appointed someone as Legal Guardian in my Will, the children would go to them if me and my husband died, as they would be the only one with PR?

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17 May 12 #331184 by Fiona
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Yes, that''s it more or less. Although the living arrangements could be reviewed it''s unlikely the court would disrupt the children''s sense of security by splitting them up from the family they know.

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