Select an alternate caregiver for pets in your will
By AdvocateDaily.com Staff
Popovic-Montag, managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP, tells the news service she asks all her new clients about pets when she starts their estate planning.
“Provisions range from relaxed, informal arrangements to rigid, structured ones, with varying levels of risk,” the article states.
Because Canadian law considers pets property, Popovic-Montag says owners can’t bequeath houses, money or other assets directly to their pets and instead must select a family member, friend or someone else to become their pet’s guardian.
“There wasn’t enough contingency built in,” she says.