Are godparents also legal guardians?

No. The role of a godparent is not a legal commitment. Read on for more about this.

Godparents are not the people who will care for the child should anything happen to the parents.

Arrangements for this would normally be made by a Will.

Visit the pages below and right to find out more about what being a godparent means.

 

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