Pet Trusts Sun City West AZ

Robert W. Boland, Jr., J.D., LL.M.

By Robert Boland, J.D., LL.M.

For over 40 years our attorneys have represented families, their businesses and their pets. We work hard to get to know our clients, their families, their loved ones, their goals, and their specific wishes. We understand our clients and their needs, advising them throughout their lives on how to protect and plan for legal events and life’s inevitabilities.

More often than not, people forget about their most cherished companions,
their pets.

Arizona is unique in that individuals can setup trusts or provide for their pets when they are incapacitated or in the event of death. Companionship often only describes the basic needs pet provide to us. Pets are family and need to be treated like such, even when you are doing your estate planning.

People who are close and dear to their pets often ask:

  • Who will care for my Pets?
  • Is adding my pet to my Will a good idea?
  • What is a Pet Trust?
  • Are there Pet Laws?
  • Can't I provide for my Pet in my Estate Planning documents?

Peace of Mind Comes From Planning for Your Pet and Proper Estate Planning

Pet trusts are legal instruments that can be drafted by skilled estate planning attorneys to provide for the loved ones after your passing.  Often used to set aside money, express wishes of care and shelter for animals, pet trusts express your wishes with legal enforcement.  Although pet trusts are used to setup up legal protections for your animals, having a proper estate plan that delineates the same wishes can be expressed through your trust or will.

Do I Really Need A Separate Pet Trust?

This is why it is important to seek advice from a competent estate planning attorney before jumping into purchasing a pet trust.

We feel that any responsible owner needs to provide and plan for their pets just like they would with their own estate planning.  Normal estate planning may be able to account for some of the solution and therefore you should always consult a licensed estate planning attorney to advise you on the best course of action.  Your estate planning attorney should carefully review your personal situation, including your assets, the availability of family, the existence of similar shelters that are local and the type of lifestyle you wish for your pets.

Contact an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney

Pets and animals need you. Don’t take a chance on internet blogs, your friends deserve better than that. Contact the law office of the estate planning attorneys at Boland Law Group, PLLC, to discuss how you can include your pet in your estate planning strategy. We have offices and visit clients near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Prescott, Sedona, Sun City, and Sun City West, so call us today.

Our firm prides itself on our ability to draw from our wealth of knowledge, experience and tenacity to provide the most integrated, solutions-oriented results for our clients. Our firm believes in tailored solutions for clients. Contact a Pet Trust Attorney at Boland Law Group, PLLC today to schedule a consultation to see how we can help provide for your loved ones.

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Pet Trusts Sun City West AZ
What is a pet trust? Do I need one? A pet trust, in short, is like any other legally enforceable estate planning tool or mechanism. The purpose is to help provide for a plan to care for their pets in the event of the owner's diability and/or death.
Phoenix Trusts & Wills Law Firm
About the Author

Robert W. Boland, Jr., J.D., LL.M., is the Managing Partner at Boland Law Group, PLLC, and focuses his practice in the areas of tax planning, and business planning and tax representation. For over 40 years, Mr. Boland has been advising high-net-worth individuals and families nationwide in all aspects of estate planning, including tax-advantaged transfers of assets, multi-generational planning, the taxation of trusts and estates, charitable giving, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial planning, and issues relating closely held businesses. Mr. Boland has advised a broad range of clients, including those with inherited wealth, owners of closely held businesses and national clients with multi-jurisdictional contacts. In his planning practice, he works closely with investment advisers, insurance planners and accountants to ensure a coordinated approach to his clients' needs.

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