Life insurance questions

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  1. Linderbee

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    God parents are generally responsible for making sure their godchild is brought up according to the parents' faith. At least, that's how I've always understood it. Simply responsible for religious upbringing (I also believe in the Catholic faith, that duty is theirs regardless of whether the parents are living or not).
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godparent

    Godparent: In both religious and civil views, a godparent tends to be an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child's upbringing and personal development, and to take care of the child should anything happen to the parents.

    I was raised this way. Was always told that if anything happened to both my mom and dad (before I became an adult) that my godparents would be responsible for me.
     
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    Naming someone a godparent without a corresponding legal document does little. Well it does show some interest on the part of the parents a court would not be bound by this

    Years ago when my niece and nephew were kids, my sister and her husband legally named me the kids guardians in case of something happening to them
     
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    Wikipedia says it "tends" to be. I am in the same camp as Linda. My siblings and I had different sets of godparents, though my parents had no intentions of us being separated if something happened to them. They had a separate plan for that.

    But, yes, a lot of people are of the opinion that godparents are to take care of the child(ren) if something happens to the parents. Guess it just depends on the people involved and what they decide.

    So, yeah, we need to address that for Chloe.
     
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    One of the reasons my sister named me the guardian in case of death was that I didn't have kids of my own, so she knew that I would make them top billing - not that she thought my other siblings would do a bad job, but since they had kids of their own, it could at times get awkward.
     
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    This is the main reason I don't want Chris's sister (who has four kids) to take Chloe if something happens to us.
     
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