Succession law : leaving a legacy for pets

Hannah, Frances M. (2008) Succession law : leaving a legacy for pets. Proctor, 28(10), pp. 17-20.

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The fate of a much-loved pet is often a cause of worry or distress for elderly or ill testators, and lawyers may find it difficult to reassure their clients of the well-being of the pet after the death of the client. It is true that often there are limited options for the care of a pet after a testator’s death, but some suggestions can be made to alleviate the concern felt by clients in this situation. This paper deals with the various options, and suggests that there are pitfalls to be avoided in trying to provide for a pet after your death.

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ID Code: 18645
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: succession law, charitable bequests, pets
ISSN: 1321-8794
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Queensland Law Society Inc.
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2009 00:05
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:39

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