The illness might use up all your money. You might not be able to care for the children.
If you can, you should make guardianship, POA, and/or adoption arrangements while healthy. If you have not done so, and your children were in foster care when you die, the court can still appoint a testamentary guardianship.
A testamentary guardian, named in your Will, should be ready to give a court evidence and testimony that living with the testamentary guardian is in the children’s best interests.
This can include evidence and testimony about testamentary guardian’s relationship with the children.
- Children who are old enough can tell the court who they want to live with.