Make Sure Your Pets Are Cared For With Pet Trusts
If you are worried about what will happen to your pet after you become disabled or pass away, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable pet trust lawyer. At the law firm of Marrs & Terry, PLLC, in Michigan, we can help you design a trust that will provide for food, shelter and all of the other needs your companion may need in the future.
Planning for the unexpected is important for your pets. For an initial consultation in Michigan, contact us at Marrs & Terry to make an appointment. We will work with you to develop a solid plan that carries out your will and protects the health of your pet.
How Does A Pet Trust Work?
Pet trusts are becoming more common and are created to protect the well-being of pets upon the death or disability of their owners. It is crucial that these trusts are set up properly and provide adequate protection.
Since your pet is looked at by the state as personal property, rather than a living being, certain steps must be taken to ensure he or she is treated properly. We will discuss all options available to you and ensure that the best path is chosen.
Avoid Probate To Take Care Of Your Pet
Trusts, unlike wills, do not have to go through the probate process. This means that your pet will not have to wait to receive the food and shelter he or she requires to survive. Your trust will immediately kick in upon your death or disability, allowing the proper person to give your beloved companion a home, medical attention and all other needs that may arise.