Planning For Your Pet

As much as you love your pet, unfortunately, the law sees them as “chattel” or personal property, not as living beings.  Also, unfortunately, others may not see the divine spark you share with your pet and as a result under value them once you are gone. Planning for your pet or incorporating your pet into your estate plan is important. Life is uncertain.

Incorporating terms of care for your pet once you are gone or while you are incapacitated in an estate plan is becoming recognized as essential especially by older pet .  There are many way this can be done including specific bequests in your last will and testament or even a dedicated pet trust.  

For as much love as your pet has provided you over the years, a small consideration for it’s well-being after you are gone is easily accomplished.  Contact one of our qualified pet estate planning attorneys today so you can have the comfort that tomorrow is secured for your pet.

In most cases, incorporating care for our pet into your estate plan is a simple thing.  It might entail updating your will or adding an addendum to your trust.  Speaking with a pet planning attorney today at Merna Law.  Give us a call at 800-662-8813 or schedule an appointment at this link. 


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