ARTICLES BY RACHEL HIRSCHFELD
This article is about pet trusts, the legal documents that secure an animal’s uninterrupted care. The goal is to guide the reader through the process of writing a definitive pet trust, and to highlight the potential mistakes and pitfalls that could invalidate these documents.
- Rachel Hirschfeld | 9 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 107 (2016)
Pets are important to your clients. Most pet owners consider their pets as part of their families. A 2001 survey by the American Animal Hospital Association found that 83 percent of pet owners refer to themselves as their pet's "mom" or "dad." The most effective way for a pet owner to ensure continuity of care for a pet in the event of the owner's incapacity or death is to establish a pet trust.