Separation, Custody, and Estate Planning Issues Relating to Companion Animals

60 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2007

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Rebecca J. Huss

Valparaiso University Law School

Abstract

This article first discusses the domestication of companion animals, including the impact of anthropomorphism and neoteny on how animals are viewed in U.S. society. Second, it reviews the current legal status of animals. Third, it considers the voluntary and involuntary separation of companion animals from their human families. Fourth, it examines custody issues in the context of the placement of animals after the divorce of the human family members. Finally, it analyzes estate planning issues relating to companion animals.

Keywords: Animals, Divorce, Dissolution, Estate Planning

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Huss, Rebecca J., Separation, Custody, and Estate Planning Issues Relating to Companion Animals. University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 1, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1014394

Rebecca J. Huss (Contact Author)

Valparaiso University Law School ( email )

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