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Don't Forget Fido! Estate Planning for Pets - Werner Law Firm

Don’t Forget Fido! Estate Planning for Pets

If today’s Facebook and Instagram feeds are anything to go by, it’s clear that humans are totally obsessed with cats and dogs. But this isn’t a new development – in fact, it’s older than all of civilization. The earliest irrefutable evidence of canine domestication is over 14,000 years old, and some evidence even points towards

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How to Build an Estate Plan for Your Pet - Werner Law Firm

How to Build an Estate Plan for Your Pet

The domestication of other animals is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the modern human species, and rather than simply exploit other animals, we’ve been forging bonds and friendships with animals for countless lifetimes. To many, pets are every bit as much a family member as a sibling or cousin, and they deserve to be

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In Pets We Trust | Defined Ventures, Inc.

In Pets We Trust

To many people, pets are more than just furry property. They are family members. Yet the law is clear in that a pet belongs to you, and apart from relatively recent animal welfare laws, a pet is simply property. As such, when you pass away without making a formal arrangement to care for your pet,

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Does Your Estate Plan Include Your Pets? | Werner Law Firm

Does Your Estate Plan Include Your Pets?

The law sees pets as property. For now. However, even in the eyes of the law, pets are more than just an extension of your material wealth. Animal law tries to fight for the welfare of animals, criminalizing cruelty, neglect and torturous treatment of animals. But that doesn’t change that, fundamentally, the law still sees

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