Protect What Happens to Your Pets

We start by considering what happens if you become incapacitated or die before ensuring the well-being and care of your pets. Oftentimes, a close family member or friend will step forward to take care of your pets, but will that person be your chosen person? And will they be able to care for your pet the way you do? 

Unfortunately, the law considers pets to be nothing more than personal property, just like cars, furniture, and electronic devices. In light of this cold reality, it’s vital that you provide for your pet’s future care.

What steps help ensure they are cared for?

We'll be able to help you document your requests for the care of your faithful companion. We will discuss the legal limits and enforceability of your instructions.  If you feel strongly about leaving a formal Pet Trust, we can help.

Regardless of your chosen pet care approach, you will need to record the following information:

- Identify a new caregiver for your pet.

- Identify a pet guardian and set forth a plan for your pet's care in writing;

- Identify a specified amount of funding for your pet's continued care;

- Decide whether you will provide funding for your pet's continued care and

- IF you are unable to set up a pet care commitment with a family member or friend, you can establish a Pet Trust 

All pets have basic food, shelter, and medical needs, which can be expensive, depending on the animal’s age and health. And if you’re like most pet owners, you probably want your pet to receive more than just the bare necessities, so you must leave enough money to cover all such expenses.