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Including your pet in your Will

Author: Cathi Tower  Date: 2015-07-23

Including your pet in your Will

Making a will to provide for family members makes sense and is a responsible act of caring to make sure provision is made so your human family members will be taken care of in the event of your demise. However, not everyone considers their pets when planning for events after death. There are two schools of thought about including a pet in your will. One is against it and the other is for providing for your pet. Here is where you need to give the matter some thought and a bit of consideration for the person who will be taking care of your pet.

Care of animals that are part of the family unit requires different methods. For example, pet grooming is one way to help your pet stay healthy. Providing for your pet in your will is a good idea because it gives you and them peace of mind. One important idea is to make certain that the person or persons taking care of your pet, first of all, are willing to do so. Secondly, set aside some money in a trust for the pet to provide for its needs with a responsible person handling the money to make sure it is not frittered away. Lastly, sit back and enjoy the fact that you have handled your responsibilities in making sure your pet is going to be taken care of after you are not able to do so.

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