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When Pets Come Between Partners

When Pets Come Between Partners

Do you have a fur baby that you are concerned about in the context of a dispute following a separation? Although there is a clear framework under the Family Law Act (Cth) for deciding what arrangements are in the best interests of children after a separation, this...
Can I Include My Pet in My Will?

Can I Include My Pet in My Will?

It is reported that there are over 29 million pets in Australia making it one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world.  For many of us, our pets are thought as part of our families but, have you considered what will happen if your pet outlives you?  In...
“Pet-NUPS” – Who Keeps the Pet?

“Pet-NUPS” – Who Keeps the Pet?

Under Australian family law, pets are considered property. But for many people pets are more than property and often considered a member of the family.  One of the hardest problems to solve at the end of a relationship or marriage can be who gets to keep the pet cat,...