Most people are aware that a good estate plan should contain provisions to distribute assets to loved ones while avoiding probate. Have you thought about what will happen to your pets? It is important to include provisions in your estate plan to address what will happen to your pets in the event of your death. This can include who will care for your pets if something happens to you and can also include financial distributions to care for your pets. Although you cannot directly leave money to your pet, you may leave money to their caretaker. Nevada law also specifically allows for pet trusts to be established. This type of planning can give you the peace of mind that your family, including your beloved pets, will be taken care of should something should happen to you.
If you are a pet owner, call one of our attorneys at 702-433-4455 to discuss how you can make sure your pets are included in your estate plan.