Planning ahead for your pets is just as important as thinking about your possessions. The more you can engage with the proper estate planning process for your pets the easier it will be for you to have peace of mind that they will be taken care of if something happens to you.
If you’re not sure where to start with this process, asking some questions and considering your answers to these is a great place to start. These questions include:
- Do any of your pets have specific medical conditions or care requirements that would require advance planning?
- Where would you want your pets to live if you were no longer around?
- Which people will be responsible for providing daily care to your pets and have you had conversations with these people about their willingness and ability to do so?
- Who will be responsible for administering and overseeing any assets that are left behind for the benefits of your pets?
Each person will likely have individual planning goals for their furry friends. You might want them to stay in comfortable surroundings or you may have a family member who loves your pets just as much as you do and will work hard to make sure they get the necessary support and care.
Get the help of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to assist you when creating an estate plan for your pets. We have worked with many Pasadena area families to create meaningful pet estate plans so you know that your furry family members are taken care of if something happens to you.