The close bond that animal owners share with their pets can be life changing, so it is only natural for pet owners to wish to include their pets in the estate planning process. At Conover & Grebe, LLP, we have the knowledge necessary to accomplish this.
Pet Trusts are designed to provide funds needed to pay for the care of a beloved pet during the incapacity or after the death of its owner. For example, simply leaving money to a friend or relative without proper provisions in a legal document will not accomplish that goal. Pet Trusts generally last for the life of the animal. Provisions for your pet can be included in a living Trust, or in a Will.
Each pet is unique, and so is each owner. Some owners choose to create provisions in their Trust to direct their Successor Trustee simply to give their pets to a friend with a cash gift to provide for the care of the pet. Others may wish to keep their pet in their home with a caregiver until the death of the pet. Less formal arrangements between pet owners and caregivers may allow for more flexibility but may be more risky and not legally enforceable. When the lawyers at Conover & Grebe, LLP, talk with clients about Pet Trust matters, we explain various options for you and your pets.
The law around Pet Trusts is relatively new, and few lawyers are practicing in this emerging area. At our California law firm, we stay current on Pet Trust topics and possess an up-to-date understanding of California Pet Trust laws.
We can talk with you about how a Trust might provide for the care and support of your pet, including:
- Kennel care
- Food and nourishment
- Medical care
Contact Our Torrance Pet Trust Attorneys
If you are considering an estate plan and wish to include pet trust provisions, speak with the attorneys at Conover & Grebe, LLP. We urge you to contact our law firm at 310-776-9028 or toll free at 866-661-9751 for a confidential consultation.