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Pet Estate Planning: What Happens to Fluffy When I Die?

Pet Estate Planning: What Happens to Fluffy When I Die?

Believe it or not, I don’t get asked about pet estate planning very often. But you know what, it’s a damn good question to ask.

Ok, so first and foremost, pets are considered property in most (if not all) states in the union. That means that when you die, they get handled in roughly the same manner as your sofa. They aren’t treated like children, there is no guardian, and goddammit the court does not care about what happens to ol’ Fuzzybutt when you pass away.