For many of us, pets are much-loved family members who enhance our lives with their unconditional love and loyalty. If you have one or more animal companions, you may have concerns about how they will be cared for if you should die or become too ill to continue to provide them with the care they deserve. Contact a knowledgeable Phoenix pet trust attorney at Gorman & Jones, PLC for more information on creating a trust.
To ensure that your beloved pet will have a home and the quality of care that you have always provided in Arizona, you are now able to include continued care of your pet as a part of your estate planning strategy by establishing a pet trust to protect your friend in the event of your death or debilitating health problem. A pet trust, when properly prepared, is a legal instrument that can ensure that your wishes for your pet’s care are known and enforced. In most cases, the trust includes funding to cover the cost of care for the remainder of your pet’s life.
It is important that you have a qualified Phoenix estate planning lawyer draft your pet trust, which may be quite detailed. You will need to name a trustee and a pet guardian, along with successors in the event that either is no longer able to serve. You may specify how you want your pet cared for, including diet, vetting, grooming, exercise, and more.
If a companion animal is an important and beloved member of your family, a Phoenix pet trust attorney at Gorman & Jones, PLC can assist you in creating a pet trust to provide for your pet if you should become incapacitated or die.
We understand the deep bond of love and affection that connects people and pets, and we take very seriously your desire to ensure your pet’s continuous care. We also understand the legal complexities of providing for a non-human survivor and will help you put together a plan that will allow your pet to continue to experience the same quality of life that it is accustomed to, even after you’re gone. With our expert guidance, you will be able to create a pet trust that gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your faithful companion will always receive the care and attention he or she deserves in accordance with your wishes.
We will carefully review your personal circumstances, including your financial assets, your family structure, and the lifestyle you have provided for your pet, and will offer guidance in determining the terms of a pet trust that will address every concern you have for your pet’s future.
Your pet relies on you. Don’t take a chance on letting your friend down. Contact us at the estate planning law firm of Gorman & Jones, PLC to discuss how you can include your cherished companion in your estate planning strategy. We have offices conveniently located near you in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, and Sun City West, so call us at 602-388-1623.