Understanding the Need for Pet Trusts

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They may be man’s or woman’s best friend, but the number of people who leave their pets out of their estate planning is skyrocketing. Estate planning attorney Rebecca Doane says she’s seen a recent spike in the number of people who fail to make arrangements for fido or fluffy after their die, leaving loved ones to not only grieve their loss but find a suitable home for that beloved four-legged friend.

“And that can be very difficult for elderly animals that are needing medication and veterinary care. So, it’s really important even when you buy your puppy to think about 10 or 15 years from now, I need to plan just in case something happens to me so that my fur baby is taken care of as well.”

If you need help with a pet trust or have any estate planning questions call Doane and Doane at 561-656-0200 or log on to www.doaneanddoane.com.