Practical Law may have moderated questions and answers before publication. No answer to a question is legal advice and no lawyer-client relationship is created between the person asking the question and the person answering it. Where appropriate, you should consult your own lawyer for legal advice. Practical Law's employees are not practising solicitors or barristers. The Ask scope and rules apply.
Can a godfather acquire parental responsibility?
Resource type: Ask
Published on 05-Jan-2017
Hi, a client has advanced cancer and wants to ensure that, in the event of her death, her 16 year old child is looked after. There is no father. The child's godfather is willing and happy to be guardian. I am aware he can be appointed guardian via the client's will but she wants to know what can be done while she is still alive but if she is incapable of looking after her daughter - can the godfather gain parental responsibility or be appointed special guardian? Many thanks.
Please click the button below if you have Practical Law enabled OnePass account. If you have forgotten your OnePass credentials click the button below to reset them.
Please enter your Practical Law username and password below if you do not have Practical Law enabled OnePass account.
Request a free trial
To access this resource and thousands more, register for a free, no-obligation trial of Practical Law. Register using the button below, telephone +44 (0)20 7202 1220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free trial will give you:
Unlimited access to Practical Law online know-how
Thousands of market standard documents and clauses
Daily alerts and weekly update e-mails on key legal developments in your practice area