What will happen if you die or can't take care of your child?

This fact sheet describes what will happen if you die without making arrangements for who will look after your child, what you can do about it (appoint a standby or testamentary guardian), and how you can record your decisions.

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Parenting, guardianship, making a will, standby guardianship, testamentary guardianship, Family Law in BC website