FAQ: Who should I pick to raise my children if both parents die?
This is maybe the hardest question for any parent to answer.
If you have not picked somebody and formally nominated them, then the court makes the entire decision without your input.
However, the court still has the final say in the matter. They will take your decision into account.
The person you pick should match as closely as possible your values, morals, religious views, political views, parenting strategies, and the affection between your child and the person.