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Even Your Pet Needs an Estate Plan

Pet obsession is nothing new, but social media has taken our love affair with animals to another level. Today, furry friends are considered more than just part of the family, they are famous stars on Facebook and Instagram. Some parents post more photos and videos of their animals than their children, and people are spending more money than ever on pet indulgences.

But while "fur babies" have worked their way into a new place in the hearts, homes and wallets of their owners, the law sees these relationships quite differently. From a legal perspective pets are typically considered

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