Pets in Wills

November 26, 2020

Pets and companion animals are important parts of our lives and family. 
Did you know that without a relevant Will in place, your final wishes including plans for your pets may not be carried out in the way you want?

Legally, a pet is regarded as property belonging to its owner. And although your pet cannot hold title to the property, you can still consider options for their care should something happen.

Expressing your wishes as to what you would like done and documenting a plan for their welfare is helpful to family, friends, and your executors.  

Although discussing pet care and making arrangements informally among family and close, trusted friends works for some, that might not be the case for all. People can move away to other locations which might not be pet-friendly or is unsuitable to take care of your pet. It is important to ensure you have a back-up plan in place. 

A will is a useful and practical way in which to leave instructions for what you would like done with your much-loved pets.

Here at Chris Sheath & Associates Solicitors, our team can assist you with all legal matters relating to Wills - including your furry friends. 

Speak to us today by phoning 07 4638 5541.

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