Here's a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions, if you have a question we have not answered here, feel free to get in touch with us.
+ Should I set up a Pet Trust?
Of course. Give them a life of safety so they’ll never end up in an orphan. You can leave as much money as you want or none in the Pet Protection Agreement pet trust. Even if you think family members may dispute your wishes, a well-written pet trust wins against all court battles. It confirms ownership and you get to choose who will take care of your animals.
+ Do I need an attorney to create a Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust
No. You do not need an attorney to prepare a Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust. We make it easy to create a Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust from your home or office. However, if you are unsure about your needs and require legal advice for your specific circumstances, we recommend that you reach out to Rachel Hirschfeld.
+ How much money should I leave for my pets?
Leaving money for your pets' care is optional. However, if you do decide to leave funds, consider these factors: 1. how many pets are included, 2. how long they are expected to live and 3. compensation for the pet guardian.
+ What other legal documents are included in the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust?
The Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust includes a limited Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney. If you are injured or in an accident, the Health Care Proxy allows the pet guardian to get a letter from the doctor that you are unable to care for your animals. If you left funds, s/he can get money if the pets need expensive care.
+ What are the differences between the three different pet trusts?
+ What makes the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust legal?
The Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust is a contract between the pet owner and the pet guardian. The signature of both parties on the Agreement makes it legal. The Pet Protection Agreement® is a Will and a trust at the same time as it is a contract, and it overrides anything written prior.
+ Who should I name as the pet guardian?
Since the pet guardian will own your pets when you are unable to care for them, and if you pass away, you should name someone you trust and believe will do a good job. Discuss the responsibilities involved. You can name a person or an organization.
When you name an organization in the business of animals, you are also giving them the power to help enforce the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust.
+ Why should I make a Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust?
The Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust ensures continuing care for your pets if you pass away or become unable to take care of them on your own. It's a comprehensive set of instructions for your appointed Pet Guardian to follow which ensures that your pets receive the standard of care that they're accustomed to.
Without a Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust, a judge can decide where your pets go. This could take months, even years, and could have a devastating impact on your pets.