Most people see their pets as part of the family but when it comes to the legalities of ensuring they are well cared for after your death, legally pets are property.
Usually pets will be inherited by the residuary beneficiary of their owner’s Will or by the next of kin when there is no Will.
To ensure that your pets are properly cared for after your death, you should consider the following possibilities:
If you need any advice on preparing your Will, the expert team at Hillhouse Legal Partners is available to help. Contact your usual Hillhouse Legal Partners expert on 07 32201144 or at [email protected].
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