Check out this DailyFinance.com article about how animal lover Joan Rivers used a pet trust to take care of her dogs after her passing this month. In doing this, she made sure her four dogs (including rescues) will be cared for the way she would have wanted. Think a trust is too complicated for someone of modest means? Think again; almost all states now have straightforward laws about forming pet trusts, and you don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from one. A qualified attorney can advise you on these trusts and prepare one for you if appropriate. The Illinois State Bar Association provides some useful guidance for attorneys on pet trusts here.
Published by the Law Office of Ian Holzhauer in Naperville, IL.
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