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What Happens to Your Pet When you Die?

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Building The Rainbow Bridge

If you don't make provision for your pet's care, it could end up following you over the Rainbow Bridge before its time.
Unfortunately, providing for a pet in your will may not be sufficient to insure its continued care after you have shuffled off this mortal coil.  Wills may need to be probated, taking years.  Additionally, specific instructions in a will for your pet's care may not be enforceable.
Instead, you should consider a Pet Trust.  There are three main types of trusts that can provide for your pet's continued care after your death.  We recommend providing a Pet Trust provision in a Revocable Living Trust that provides for the disposition of all of your property, including your pet, after you pass on, without having to probate your estate.
If you want the peace of mind of having your best friend taken care of after you die, talk to an experienced estate planning attorney.
And Remember: "If it ain't written down, it don't exist!"

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William Pigg

William A. “Bert” Pigg received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1995 and his B.A. summa cum laude from Fordham University in 1992. Licensed in Texas and Louisiana, Mr. Pigg practiced law with a firm in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina, after which he became a solo practitioner...


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