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Pets in your will: Can you leave it all to your dog?

Under Canadian law, pets are property - not persons. But treated like members of the family, pets are increasingly included in their owners' wills - often much to the dismay of human relatives who find themselves snubbed in favour of the deceased's four-legged best friend.

The son of heiress Gail Posner, who left a $3-million trust fund and her $8.3-million Miami Beach mansion to her three dogs, is challenging his mom's will in court. Is she an heiress gone mad, or leaving her fortune to those she considers real family?

At 2 p.m. (ET) Canadian lawyer Barry Seltzer and Rebecca Dube, who writes Heavy Petting for the Globe, take your questions about pets in your will, and how to look after Fido after you're gone.

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