A tragedy befell our large family recently. A young mother died in tragic circumstances, and her husband has undergone major surgery . All the family on both sides have been very supportive in helping look after the young children, but nothing official has been done, although there are enough relatives on both sides who are willing to take on responsibility. What is recommended ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 19 May, 2022
Where one parent has died, and the other is seriously ill and his ability to look after their minor children is seriously affected, the best option is for an able and willing member of the family to apply to the family court to be appointed as an additional guardian for the minors. The 1962 Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law makes provision for this, and gives preference to family members.