Trust Can Play Role in Pet Planning
Some people want to provide for minors or adults who are incapable of making their own decisions
when they are making preparations for the future. If you want to set aside resources for the well-being
of such an individual you would place them into a trust of some kind.
The trustee that you choose would be empowered to handle the financial assets and see to it that the
beneficiary was cared for in the manner that you stipulated when you drew up the trust agreement.
In a similar manner you can set up a pet trust to provide for your pet or pets. The trustee follows your
instructions and you can be certain that your pet is cared for properly throughout the rest of its life if
you do predecease the animal.
In a pet trust, it is possible to identify a caretaker and give this individual authority to care for your
With a pet trust you can also be certain that the trustee handles the funds in accordance with your
wishes as stated within the trust agreement. Plus, you can arrange for anything that may be left over
after the death of the pet to be passed along to a secondary beneficiary of your choosing.
A pet trust can provide you with the peace of mind that goes along with knowing that your dog or cat
will be fed, housed and properly cared for if you pass away first.
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