Estate Planning for your Pets

Plan now to protect your pets when you can no longer can

A Pet Trust that is prepared for you by Wolfberg & Wolfberg, P.C. will help to ensure that your pets will be protected and cared for when you are unable to do so.

What is a Pet Trust?

A Pet Trust is a legal document that will include instructions for the continued care of your pets when you are no longer able to care for them.  A Pet Trust will help to make sure that your pets are cared for just as you yourself have cared for them.

Who will take care of my pet?

You will select the care giver who will best care for your pet in the event of your death or disability.  You may wish to select someone who already knows your pets.  In the event of your disability, you may wish to select people who live near where you live to make it easier for you to continue to see your pets.

What types of things can I include in my Pet Trust?

Your Pet Trust will include instructions that address day-to-day care issues as well as life or death decisions for your pets.  You should include the name and contact information for your veterinarian so that everyone can be aware if your pets have any special needs.

You can choose the preferred veterinarian who will care for your pets. You can also select the brand of pet food that should be given to your pets and where your pet should be boarded if the care giver goes on vacation.  It is completely up to you.

How do I help to make sure that my pet is cared for after I prepare a Pet Trust?

You should make sure that the care giver that you have selected knows that you want that person to be responsible for your pets.  The care giver should understand that he or she must act quickly to care for your pets in the event of your death or disability.  We will provide you with a card to keep in your wallet to help guarantee that the care giver will be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Your Pet Trust prepared by Wolfberg & Wolfberg, P.C., should be kept with all of your other important legal documents.

What happens to any money that is left over when my pets are no longer living?

Your Pet Trust will instruct where money in the Pet Trust will go when the money is no longer needed for the care and support of your pets.  You can have the remaining money go to loved ones or to charities of your choosing.

Contact us by e-mail or call us now at (800) 997-8348 for a free consultation.

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About Andrew

Andrew graduated from Loyola Law School in 1995 and was an editor on the Loyola Law School International Law Journal. Andrew has been a lawyer since 1995. Andrew is admitted to practice in all the Federal and State courts of California. His practice areas include: Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Corporations Law, and General Litigation. Andrew lives in Los Angeles with his wife. Andrew is a Jewish Big Brother and serves as an alternate on the Pacific Palisades Community Council. Andrew previously served as the president of the Brentwood School Alumni Association and was an ex-officio member of the Brentwood School Board of Trustees.

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