by: Shaina Case

Do you know who will take care of your four (or two, or no)-legged friend if you were no longer able to? Whether you’re concerned about your pet not ending up in a shelter, being moved across state, or having continued access to its accustomed lifestyle and favorite chew toys, an estate plan may provide guidance to your pet’s new owner after you’re gone and for continued financial support for your pet. While a pet trust is likely not necessary for everyone, even a simple provision to address your pet and their needs may be worthwhile to incorporate into your plan. Schedule a visit with your estate planning attorney to discuss these considerations.