Dying and leaving behind minor children is something no one of us would like to consider. However, the consequences of not thinking this through can be devastating for your child’s future.
No matter if you are married or not or divorced, if another genetic parent (relatives) of the child is alive, he or she will get full custody over the child after your death. However, if both parents would pass away, social workers will find someone who fits for the role of the child’s legal guardian, usually, it is someone from the family’s close circle. According to statistical data, in Russia, in 88% of the cases when both parents pass away grandmothers are appointed as legal guardians, in 12% of such cases this role will be granted to grandfather and only 2% of orphans are left with non-relatives.