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Legal Question: Last Will and Testament

Are dogs subject to probate in a Last Will? Can they be transferred to a new guardian upon death or incapacity?

Animals are legally speaking, property, so they can, and frequently are, gifted in a person’s last will and testament. 

Where an animal is given as part of a will, the executor has a duty to transfer the animal (in your case a dog) as soon as possible and then he or she will report the transfer to the court in the probate process. That is, the dog gets transferred to the heir now and is documented for having been transferred later on.

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