You love your dog. He is just as spoiled as your children. He has toys; he sleeps in your bed; he even gets a monthly subscription box full of goodies. Along with your children, your dog is included in your Will. He is family.

While contemplating the potential end of a relationship when adding a pet to a home may seem absurd, the reality is that pets often outlive human relationships. When they do, who gets custody? Is the pet treated like a child with a sharing arrangement? If so, how are expenses for the pet divided? Most importantly, what does the law say?

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