For many people, the family pet is a loved member of the family. Of course, you cannot legally leave assets directly to a pet. You can, however, protect “Fido” in your will or revocable living trust.
In fact, there are several ways this can be done. The executor of your estate can provide for appropriate veterinarian care and non-institutional pet homes. Also, you can leave a person with appropriate financial support, including a definite amount, or percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones have been paid. This support could include cash, securities, real estate, houses, and valuable personal effects such as jewelry.
We can provide appropriate language to give you peace of mind that your pet will receive the health and creature comforts enjoyed while you were here. Contact our firm by phone at 301-882-3670 or schedule a consultation.