Estate Planning: Don't Forget Your Pet!

Roland Gagne |

If you are part of the 68 percent of U.S. households that own a pet*, you probably think of it as a
true member of the family—one you love and cherish. But what would happen to that cherished
family member if you were to die suddenly? Have you taken any steps to ensure the family dog,
cat, horse or other animal will be well taken care of if it outlives you?

* Source: Insurance Information Institute, Facts + Statistics: Pet Statistics.


If not, it’s probably time to think about how to make your treasured pet part of your estate plan.
Even if you do have a plan, it might make sense to review and revisit it to ensure it’s still on
track.


Here are some key steps to take and resources that can help:

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