At The Edwards Law Firm, PA in Jacksonville, we recognize the deep bond between pet owners and their companion animals. We understand that the thought of your pets being left without proper care in the event of your incapacity or passing is a significant concern. It is a sad reality that pets often end up in shelters, or worse, if their owners are suddenly unable to care for them due to unforeseen circumstances.
We are here to offer you peace of mind and practical solutions. Our team provides comprehensive guidance in creating a pet plan that ensures your animals will always have a safe and loving home, regardless of what the future holds. If you are wondering whether you need a plan for your pet, the answer is a resounding yes. This is especially true considering the challenges faced by animal shelters and rescue groups in finding homes for pets, particularly older ones.
What should your plan include? It’s not just about naming a guardian for your pet, although that is an important crucial start. You need someone reliable and capable, and it is wise to have a conversation with them to confirm their willingness and ability to take on this responsibility. Additionally, consider naming a backup guardian to cover all bases.
But there is more to it than guardianship. Financial provisions, such as setting up a trust for your pet, can ensure your animal receives the best possible care. A trust can cover veterinary expenses and other costs, with a trustee assigned to manage these funds responsibly.
Our caring attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm, PA are dedicated to helping pet owners in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. We’ll work with you to tailor a plan that suits your unique situation, answering all your questions and addressing any concerns you may have.