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Divorcing Couple to Share Custody . . . of Dog

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As we’ve discussed regarding pet trusts and the fate of a pet upon his owner’s death, pets are considered property by the law. Except, apparently, by retired Prince George County (Maryland) Circuit Judge Graydon S. McKee II. On special assignment, Judge McKee presided over the divorce of Gayle and Craig Myers, caretakers of Lucky the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 13th, 2010 at 10:28 am

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Oklahoma Adds Pet Trusts

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Pet trust update: A House Bill allowing pet owners to create pet care trusts of up to $20,000 has been signed by Oklahoma’s governor. Details from NewsOK.com: AT STAKE: House Bill 1641 lets pet owners create trusts to pay for the care of their pets after the owners’ deaths. It limits a pet trust to […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 12th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

New NY Law Expands Pet Trusts

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Has the New York State Legislature gone to the dogs? Nah, we think they’ve just heard that it’s National Make-A-Will Month. What’s all this barking about? Well, New York has recently passed a law allowing pet trusts—which provide money for pet care after an owner’s death—to last for longer than 21 years, the previous time […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 10th, 2010 at 10:29 am