Estate Planning Should Include Pets

We always include all our materialistic and even intellectual possessions when planning who shall get the various parts of our estates. When people finally decide to do estate planning, regardless of how many times they postpone it because it’s an uncomfortable thing to do, they focus all their strengths on who will get their beloved gold, stocks, and liquid assets. But what about that pet of yours who you’ve cherished for years and who’s always there for you?

Name a Guardian For Your Pets

When estate planning, be sure to pick the person that is not only kind but has the best paternal or maternal instincts to take care of your pets. It is important that you give your pets the same consideration that you give your business assets. When we decide on who gets shares to the company we spent years growing and safeguarding, we sometimes give off the estate to people that might not be our immediate family but those people who we know will take care of our business for the years to come. So why not do this with our pets? Oftentimes, it turns out that pets are often ignored when we assume that our family members will just take care of them naturally. 

An expert can help you establish a financial trust for your pets.

Set Up a Financial Trust

When you’ve decided on the guardian for the fluffy friend of yours, then make sure to allocate funds in your will so that the new owner doesn’t feel burdened by the task of taking care of your pet. 

How to Make Sure You’ve Covered All The Angles

Estate planning can be a gruesome predicament if you are not supported by a professional. Be sure to get help from an expert when setting up your will. Besides your material and animal possessions, there are a lot of assets that you may even be overlooking when planning your estate. 

Are you building up the courage to do some estate planning? Well, reach out to us today and schedule a consultation.