Planning for my Pets
Our lives are thoroughly enriched by pets so don’t forget to plan for them too. Since your pets can’t speak for themselves, it’s up to you to speak for them.
- What if you could no longer care for your pets?
- Who would care for them?
- Could one person handle all of your pets?
- What are your desires for the future of your pets?
- Are there any special instructions you should make known?
- Do your pets have any likes and dislikes that should be explained?
- Does the pets’ caregiver receive any compensation for their service?
- What funds should be set aside by you for use by the caregiver to pay for pet food, toys, housing. burial/cremation and vet expenses?
Pet Trusts can be established by you in your estate planning documents for the orderly care of your pets and cover the considerations set forth above and more. The trust can be very simple to fairly complex depending on the circumstances and your wishes.