One of the most important wishes you need to voice in your Will is what happens to your children when you die. If no Will is left, then the authorities will decide where your children go. This may be against your wishes due to family issues, parenting styles and best interest of the children. Authorities may only look at who has a house and income large enough to support your minor offspring. They may not consider how this will impact the family. Similarly, a partner you are not married to may not be granted guardianship, which could be devastating for everyone. It’s important to set out exactly who you want to raise your children and discuss this with them. Read more about why you should write a Will when you have a new baby.