Can I leave money to pet to ensure it is looked after?

Designer Karl Lagerfeld pictured on pet Choupette’s Instagram page

Can I leave money in my will to my cat? How else could I make sure my cat’s looked after? J.D.

You cannot leave money directly to a cat in France – a fact of which designer Karl Lagerfeld, who wanted to leave millions to his cat Choupette, was aware.

The designer, who lived in France, is said to have looked into applying German law to his estate due to his German nationality, but the same rule applies in Germany.

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