As an estate planning attorney, it is common to see new clients come in to our office that have some old estate documents in place. It is equally common that those documents are often grossly out of date and would cause problems if there were a death or other crisis.
To many persons, their dog, cat or other pet is like part of the family. More and more, people desire to make arrangements for the care of their pet through their estate plan. A trust can be set up through which the pet's needs can be addressed.