Many people in Colorado consider their pets a part of their family. When it comes to estate planning, pets should not be forgotten. There are several ways pet owners can draft their estate planning documents to ensure that their pet is cared for after they are gone.
Legally speaking, pets are considered personal property. Including provisions about who will take care of the pet in a will or other document is important. It is a good idea to discuss this responsibility with the potential caretaker before putting it in writing. If there is no one suitable available, there are charitable organizations that can help after an owner passes away.