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    Answer for Genro

    In the wills we had drawn up in Hong Kong (by a group that specialise in expats' wills) we name not only permanent guardian(s) with a secondary back-up, but also a Temporary guardian and a secondary backup for the exact situation you describe.

    The temporary guardian is someone in Hong Kong (so usually a close friend) who is nominated to take care of your child in an emergency capacity until the "real" guardian can arrive.

    Hope that helps.

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    beckveldman - can you give me the name of the group that you mentioned that specializes in expat wills?

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    SAR International, http://www.profwills.com/

    They are very thorough and familiar with wills in various jurisdictions. As an expat in Hong Kong you may be in need of more than one will, depending on the place you are from originally.

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    my husband is hk pr. is there any government department that will handle the legal guardianship. also, is it possible for the guardian to be from overseas, say Australia and temporary guardian to be local?

    thanks.

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    I would be interested to know that as well.

    I'm glad I read this thread...my husband and I are different nationality, both our parents live in a different country (his have a bad relationship due to bitter divorce...plus the idea of paternal grandparents getting automatic guardianship!!!arrggh!).

    Does make you realise how important to get things organised just in case...

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    wow, this thought didn't even cross my mind. what an insightful thread... i'm bookmarking the above website (profwills.com) and definitely discussing this with my husband.

    out of curiosity, who did you all appoint as guardians?

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    with the interest of the child comes first. mine is my own brother in australia. i like the way he bring up his kids ,so i aked him and he agreed..
    is it expensive to draw up a will mainly for legal guardianship? how much does it cost?

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    Hi, you would normally appoint guardians in your Will. For this reason alone, a good idea of having Wills done. You can also appoint temporary guardians to look after your kids pending the arrival of guardians if they are overseas.

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