Pets

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Estate Planning for Man’s Best Friend

Did you know that you can provide for your four-legged family members in your estate plan? Plans can be as informal as an agreement with a friend or family member to care for your pet when you are unable, or as formal as a...more

Dog Owners: Beware of Divorce

Divorce takes an emotional toll on all families. For over 60% of the households in the United States, that also includes their pets. While all courts are required to address custody matters involving children, most states are...more

What is the value of your pet's life if negligently injured or killed? Under the law, amost nothing!

Most pet owners will tell you that the value of a pet animal is qualitatively different than non-animated property and they think they can recover for their pet’s pain and suffering and for their own emotional distress for an...more

Pets In The Workplace: Should Your Company Open Its Doors To Employees’ Furry Friends?

Pet Sitter International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day (“TYDTWDay”) is Friday, June 21, 2013. With this event on the horizon, it raises questions regarding the legal and practical aspects of allowing pets in the workplace. ...more

Don’t Forget to Divide These Things, Too

In California community property rules control the division of assets and liabilities in divorce. Community property is any property, regardless of where it is situated, which is acquired during the marriage. Unless there...more

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