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Pet Trusts in Pittsburgh and Butler County, PA

Your pet is a faithful member of your family. He or she is always there when you need them. However, when it is time for you to go, does your pet have his or her needs taken care of? Ensure you pet can live comfortably with the help of the Law Offices of Kelton M. Burgess. We establish pet trusts in Pittsburgh and Butler County, PA, that set concrete terms for the care of your beloved pets. Our pet trust attorney works with you to set up a legal instrument that establishes provisions for the everyday care of your pet when you are incapacitated or unable to care for them. As a result, you may truly feel at ease knowing your best friend is in good hands. Request a free, one-hour consultation with our pet trust lawyer and prepare your estate with confidence.


Your Faithful Pet Trust Lawyer

When it comes to leaving provisions for pet care for your estate, the word-of-mouth commitment holds little legal force. While family and close friends may promise to care after your beloved animal when you are gone, factors like housing policies and other obligations may complicate their commitments. To prevent these conflicts, a pet trust lawyer can set up a legal mechanism to enforce the care of your beloved animals. Any pet is eligible to be put "in trust," including dogs, cats, horses, and birds.

A pet trust is more than a legal instrument for appointing who looks after your animals. It also provisions the directions for your animals' care, as well as funding mechanisms for covering your pets' health care, everyday necessities, and miscellaneous expenses. Leftover cash assets may be allocated as you or your trust protector sees fit. By appointing trustees, you are able to set the foundation for your animals' care long after you are gone. In pet trusts, assets and directions may be backed by court order.

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The Empathetic Pet Trust Attorney

Work with a pet trust attorney who keeps the needs of your animals at the forefront. Your pets have brought much joy and companionship throughout your life, so it makes sense to ensure they remain happy and comfortable when you can no longer care for them. Our law office is experienced in the establishment of a variety of trusts.

Your pets have a solid foundation when you choose us. We can establish the pet trust, appoint trustees, and name beneficiaries. During this time, you are also at liberty to set the terms and conditions for the care of your pet. If you have specific instructions to leave to the trustee, the trust allows you to make those intentions clear. Our team can also look over your terms to ensure feasibility, so all parties involved might begin the trust in clear and understandable terms.

Contact us today to learn how to establish pet trusts. We proudly serve clients throughout Pittsburgh, Butler County, Washington, Greensburg, Wexford, and Cranberry Township, PA.


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