Hi, I've looked on AAM and elsewhere but amn't clear on this. Would someone mind please explaining to me to what extent childrens' guardians (who were also the trustees of either a fixed interest trust or discretionary trust for the children) would be allowed to use the trust funds to pay for expenses related to the costs of keeping and raising the children? The reason I ask is that my wife and I are starting to think about guardians for our children, in the unlikely event of us both dying at the same time. Let's say my brother and his wife were to agree to be guardians and they were then struggling financially/spacewise in their house/car/etc. with the extra burden of two more children in their family to look after (in the case of the worst happening). Could they say use fund money to build a house extension or towards upgrading their car to a bigger one, as it's ultimately for the benefit of the children? Or, alternatively, is it usual to bequeath a sizeable amount of money (from life insurance or whatever) directly to a guardian to help them with such potential costs? I haven't found an example of someone doing this though. I certainly wouldn't want my brother (or whoever the guardian was) struggling to accommodate a child who later became quite wealthy in their own right when they turned 25 (or whatever's specified in the will). Thanks!