Can I get a trust for my pet?

You can get trusts for a wide variety of purposes. Whether you are hoping to pass assets outside of probate to family members, charities, or even friends, a trust is a great way to care for those who cared for you. As you can provide for a variety of loved ones, California recognizes the need to care for pets. Your pet is family. You love your pet and you hope that he or she will be cared for properly if you were to pass. Some cases call for the creation of a trust for the care and maintenance of a pet. It is understandable that you want your pet cared for and you can ensure that with a trust.

How can I create a pet trust in California?

A pet trust can be accomplished in various ways. You can add it to your will, you can add it as part of a revocable living trust, or you can develop a stand-alone trust. Like the terms of other gifts, a pet trust is a personalized declaration of your wishes. You can make these directions as broad or specific as you’d like. You can detail the pet’s type of food, health care, and even the end-of-life care for the animal. To produce a valid pet trust, you will need to name a trustee. This person may or may not be the custodial caretaker.

Who should I call to set up a pet trust?

Caring for your pet is a priority. Like in life, it is probably important to you how your pet lives after you pass. It is important to consider what happens after you pass. The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman is honored to be a resource to those ready to plan for the future. Think about tomorrow, today.

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