Providing for your pet after you are gone

The Courier Gazette - You just love your darling pet and are sure everyone else does, too. How could they not? So if you were to pass away or no longer be able to care for your pet, a family member or friend would certainly give him or her a good home, right?

Insufficient planning—not obtaining good advice and taking the time to plan properly—is the most common mistake people make, says Gerry W. Beyer, JD, LLM, JSD, Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock. He is the co-author with Barry Seltzer of Fat Cats and Lucky Dogs: How to Leave (Some of) Your Estate to Your Pets.

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