Don't Forget About Pets When Planning for Disability and Death

42:3 Generations 109 (2018)

4 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2019

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Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Barry Seltzer, B.A., LL.B., TEP

Barrister & Solicitor

Date Written: July 12, 2018

Abstract

Dogs, cats, parrots, and other pet animals play significant roles in the lives of many individuals. The bond between a pet owner and his or her companion is strong, and recent studies show that this bond can be even deeper with older owners. Accordingly, it is of vital importance to include pets when a pet owner, especially an older one, makes plans for disability and death. This article provides an overview of the techniques a pet owner should consider when planning his or her estate.

Keywords: pets, pet trusts, statutory pet trusts, animal caregivers, estate planning, companion animals

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Beyer, Gerry W. and Seltzer, B.A., LL.B., TEP, Barry, Don't Forget About Pets When Planning for Disability and Death (July 12, 2018). 42:3 Generations 109 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3305378

Gerry W. Beyer (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.ProfessorBeyer.com

Barry Seltzer, B.A., LL.B., TEP

Barrister & Solicitor ( email )

9140 Leslie Street
Suite 204
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0A9
Canada

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