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Current Issues in Estate Planning for Pets

Learn more on the protection plans that can be arranged for your pets.

If your household is anything like millions of other pet-loving households, you treat your pets like members of the family. If you were to pass away or become disabled, what would become of your pet? While you would like to think that your family or friends would assume a caretaking role in your absence, that is not always a realistic assumption. Nor would they be under any obligation to do so. The unfortunate reality is that many pets end up abandoned when their owners are no longer alive or able to care for them. Therefore, it may be prudent to incorporate proper care for your pet in your estate plan to ensure their continued well-being. At least 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, have enacted pet trust laws. Given the profound companionship between pet owners and their pets, it is no surprise that pet trusts have gained in popularity. Pet trusts and other estate planning methods can be utilized to protect pets and guarantee their continued care and well-being. The same attention to detail is required, as with other estate planning tools, when drafting pet trusts, to ensure that the intentions of pet owners can be implemented when they are no longer able to care for their pets.

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Agenda

How to Provide for Short Term Care of Pets

  • During Emergencies
  • Disaster Planning
  • Hospitalization

How to Provide for Long Term Care of Pets

  • How to Identify the Best Legal Tool and What Must Be Considered
  • Pet Trusts

What to Do If There Are No Existing Plans When Needed

How to Protect Your Client's Rights to Decide How to Humanely Care for Their Pets

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This course was last revised on December 11, 2018.

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  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq.

Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq.

Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Attorney at Fox Rothschild, LLP and Established and Chair of the firm’s Animal Law Practice
  • Represents pet owners and their estates when considering the proper care for their pets when they are no longer able to provide that care
  • Provides advice to veterinarians and animal related businesses regarding statutory and regulatory matters, employment, and tax issues
  • Served as a litigation consultant in animal cruelty cases nationwide
  • Licensed veterinarian, and formerly served as the Director of the Division of Animal Health, New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey State Veterinarian, where, among other responsibilities, prepared emergency disaster plans for all animals in the state
  • Adjunct professor at Rutgers University where she teaches “Animals and the Law” and conducts regular seminars and webinars on all topics related to animal law
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law; D.V.M., Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Duke University
  • Can be contacted at 609-844-7404 or [email protected]
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Eric Sorkin, Esq., LL.M., C.P.A.

Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Attorney for Fox Rothschild, LLP in the Firm’s Taxation and Wealth Planning practice
  • Focuses representations on estate planning, from drafting of documents to administration of both estates and trusts
  • Represents both individuals and businesses in tax-related matters focusing on representations before the IRS and the State of New Jersey
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Rutgers Law School; LL.M. degree, New York University; B.S. degree, magna cum laude
  • Can be contacted 609-895-6639 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401831
Published 2018
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