wills and guardianship arrangements
We are having to remake our will as unfortunately the guardianship arrangements we made when we adopted Galaxy, our younger AD, are no longer suitable. The relative we have approached as a possible guardian for Twirl has indicated they would want to remain involved with her life but would not want her to live with them full time. She is a very very challenging young teen so I can completely understand that decision even if I don't like it! Sadly, there is absolutely no-one else in our circle who would be capable of taking her on, not without devastating effects on their own children, as we know from experience. My question is, what are our options at this point? Is it possible to set up some kind of 'hands-off' guardianship / trusteeship, where presumably she went back into care, but relatives were able to still see her and be responsible for her inheritance etc. Can you do that in a will? What have other people done? I am not sure I would ever want her to have full control of her money, so that aspect of things could run for years. I am emotionally struggling with this, not least the impact on Twirl if she ever finds out that no-one in the family can have her, but need to come up with some kind of workable arrangement and would appreciate suggestions, especially from people who may have already walked this path, or have legal knowledge. Thanks.