The team at Wiltshire Family Law collectively share a love of animals and enjoy supporting our local community where we can.
Recently in our search to support a local organisation it only made sense for us to look at the Animal Welfare League of Queensland as so many of our staff have adopted their cats and dogs from the shelter in the past. Wiltshire Family Law now proudly sponsor a kennel and pen in our local Coombabah shelter on the Gold Coast!
Founded in 1959, Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has grown to become one of the largest animal welfare organisations in Australia and cares for more than 10,000 abandoned and homeless animals every year.
Working closely with Councils and the community, and through innovative rehoming strategies, Animal Welfare League Queensland has been able to improve the outcomes for abandoned and homeless animals. In 2019 AWLW rehomed 6,098 animals!
Animal Welfare League Queensland promises to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in their care.
At Wiltshire Family Law we understand that family pets can sometimes come in between parties when a relationship breakdown occurs, become neglected and disputed over.
Australia’s Family Law Act define animals as property. This means that courts consider pets in a similar way to any other household item that needs to be divided up or assigned to one spouse, like a car or a television.
This is often a difficult ad emotional time as people generally feel a stronger emotional attachment with pets compared to personal possessions. In most cases, the Courts will make an order that one party retain a pet in the same order that lists other personal property.
Wiltshire Family Law specialise in all areas of Family Law and can provide you with advice regarding your family pet(s) in the event of a relationship breakdown. You can contact us confidentially on 13 20 30 or email us here.