Protect Your Children: What You Need To Know About Guardianship
Guardianship 101 written by Little Steps Asia
Familiarise yourself and learn what it is you need to have set up to protect your children with all you need to know about guardianship in Hong Kong. Especially for expats living in Hong Kong it is very important to understand the need to have a Will in place and guardianship deeds to protect your children and make important provisions for their future.
Any minor, a child under the age of 18 must have a Guardian appointed for them who will be responsible for them in the event if both parents were to pass away.
DID YOU KNOW? Without a Will, your child may not be in the care of the right person. If there is no evidence of guardians being appointed for your child, then the State takes responsibility until a suitable Guardian is found. This is important for parents to know, as no parent would want their child to be in State care!
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Don’t hesitate and make the mistake that so many do who put off and avoid making a Will, as you will only regret the opportunity you had to financially plan and make necessary provisions for your family and loved ones.
For both locals and expats in Hong Kong, having a Will is an especially important aspect of financial planning.
Expat Living HK spoke to our Phoenix Wills director, and Hong Kong-based expat of 16 years herself, Asa Candussi Wilkins, about all the important questions on the topic of Wills, estate planning and how a Will is necessary for financial planning for your future.
“Do we need a Will? Is our existing Will valid? Who will care for our children if we both pass away?
These are common questions, subjects that are tossed around at coffee mornings and dinner parties, and even on the flight deck of an aeroplane.” – Asa Wilkins, Phoenix Wills
Achieve peace of mind in writing your Will in Hong Kong and ensure that all of your assets and family are protected. It’s a task that most of us know we should get around to but often put off. Writing your Will needn’t be a painful experience with our Phoenix Wills team as we strive to make the process as smooth and relaxed as possible for you. The peace of mind comes from knowing that this small but very necessary and important job is finished and is well worth the time and effort to safe guard your future and loved ones.