Creating a Pet Trust

Creating a Pet Trust

Step By Step Plan for Creating a “Pet Trust” to Protect Your Pet After Your Death.   In my previous article, I talked about what to take into consideration when you’re planning for your pet’s care in the event of your incapacity or your death. This week, I’m...
What Happens To Your Pets When You Die?

What Happens To Your Pets When You Die?

Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends!   If you have pets, my guess is that you love them as much as you do your children. I’m also guessing that you have not provided any written, or better yet legally, documented instructions about what should happen to them if...
How to Create a Pet Trust

How to Create a Pet Trust

There is no doubt we are a nation of pet lovers.  Unfortunately, the law as it is currently written views pets as property, so providing for your pet in your will won’t work.  So how do you protect your favorite fur-person?  With a pet trust. To create a pet trust,...
Planning for the Care of Your Pet

Planning for the Care of Your Pet

How to Include Your Pet in Your Estate Plan If your pet is beloved as a family member, you likely want to ensure that he or she will be well cared for in the event of your incapacity or death. Without explicitly stated wishes, these furry family members could end up...
Pets in Your Will

Pets in Your Will

Pets in Your Will For those of us who have pets that would be left behind after we die, there may be a desire to make arrangements for their well-being. Making provisions for pets in your will can only be done through the establishment of a trust. Pets are considered...
Create a Plan to Ensure Your Pet’s Care

Create a Plan to Ensure Your Pet’s Care

Most of us who have a pet consider them to be a part of the family; unfortunately, the plans we may have so carefully put together to protect our loved ones do not take our pets into consideration. According to the ASPCA, only about 17% of dog and cat owners have...