Protect Your Companion Animals With A Trust

Pets give us unconditional love and support throughout our lives. Because of this strong relationship, you may worry about who will take care of your pets after you are gone. A pet trust can ensure that your pet will continue to receive the care and protection that you would have given him or her. At The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Janeiro, we help clients in Southern Florida create trusts that protect their furry, feathered and scaly loved ones. Our attorneys stay up to date with the latest developments in estate planning law and will use that knowledge to create a well-planned pet trust. You can talk to one of our lawyers in a consultation by calling us at 239-513-2324.

What Can A Pet Trust Do?

Because pets are technically considered property, you cannot leave money to them in a will. Wills must also go through the probate process which can cause problems for a pet that needs immediate attention. A pet trust is a workaround to these problems that allows you to leave money and instructions for the care of your pet. Pet trusts, like other trusts, let you create a fiduciary relationship with a trustee who will be responsible for maintaining the trust. This trustee will ensure that a trusted person takes care of your pet and that your pet receives the high quality of care you expect. The trustee will also administer the financial needs of the trust and may be able to make decisions about a pet’s health care depending on the terms of the trust.

Learn If A Pet Trust Is Right For You

At The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Janeiro, you can find out if your pet would benefit from a trust. Call our Naples office now at 239-513-2324 to schedule your consultation. You can also reach us by using the contact form.