The Importance of Guardianship

Guardianship Planning

Without the correct guardianship documentation in place, your children may be placed into public care should the unforeseen occur. It is important to recognise the important steps in proper guardianship planning, to ensure that your children would be cared for should the unforeseen occur.

We have outlined the two key considerations for Guardianship below to ensure you can have peace of mind that your children are safe.

There Are Two Important Parts of Guardianship

It is important that you’re aware of the considerations to appoint both a Temporary Guardian and Permanent Guardian, particularly as an expatriate parent.

Temporary Guardianship

  • Friends / family living locally
  • Somebody you trust
  • Knows your children
  • Stability of employment
  • Appointment: Letter of Temporary Guardianship

It is important to recognise that the Court of Protection has the ultimate say on guardianship with regard to Temporary Guardians. It is important to ensure that your documentation is clear and that your Temporary Guardians have a copy.

Permanent Guardianship

  • Friends / family back home
  • Can travel to Singapore
  • Knows your children well
  • Must bring identification
  • Appointment: Will or Letter of Guardianship

A Permanent Guardian will typically travel to Singapore or the region to pick up the children and then take them back to their home country. Ensure that your family is cared for with the right permanent guardianship documentation in place.

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