Pet Ownership and Bankruptcy

by DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC on December 1, 2011

Financial struggles can impact nearly every area of a person’s life, forcing many people to make painful changes to spending habits and priorities. In some cases, it can also affect pet ownership. Millions of Americans across the country own a wide range of pets, including cats, dogs, horses, and many others. Pet owners have a responsibility to provide their pets with basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care. These expenses can add up quickly and may become a burden in the case of bankruptcy.

Your Pets and Bankruptcy

There are many different expenses associated with pet ownership that may come into play if you are facing financial difficulty. The state of Wisconsin has a property exemption that includes animals and pets.

There are many costs associated with owning a pet. These include veterinary and medical bills, food, shelter, and any other fees. In some cases, these costs are factored into the debtor’s expenses, allowing the owner to keep their pets through an exemption.

If you are struggling with overwhelming debt obligations, consult with a qualified legal representative about your options. In many cases, there are exemptions available that may allow you to keep your pets during this time. Contact the Milwaukee bankruptcy lawyers of the DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC today at 414-377-0518 to schedule a free consultation with a qualified member of our legal team.




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