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June 15, 2016

Expats should include their pets in estate plan

A majority of American households today make pets a part of the family. More and more, people want to see pets provided for even after the passing of the human members of the family. In the past,
inadequacies with the law made this impossible. However, now almost every State allows for trusts to be established solely for the benefit of caring for a pet after its family has passed on. Paramount to the trust is not only providing the financial means to care for the pet but to also lay out the wishes of the pet’s owner to ensure the level of care the trust is intended to provide. That is why this trust not only provides for a trustee but also the role of an enforcer to make certain the owner’s wishes are being respected.
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