Indianapolis pet planning is very important if you are a pet owner. Your animals depend upon you for their safety and their security, just as other family members do. You owe it to your pets to make sure that they are safe and provided for if something should happen to you and you become unable to care for them.
Frank & Kraft can provide you with assistance with the Indianapolis pet planning process. We can help you to make a pet plan as part of a comprehensive estate plan that addresses all of your concerns for the future and helps you to ensure that all of your loved ones are provided for. We can also help you with a standalone pet plan if your primary concern at the moment is making sure that there will be someone to care for your animals if something happens to you.
The Importance of Indianapolis Pet Planning
Making a pet plan is important because you need to ensure that your pet is cared for both in the immediate aftermath of something happening to you as well as in the long-term. Too many pets end up homeless, in shelters, euthanized, or unable to get the care that they need in a loving home because their owners have passed away. You want to ensure that you spare your pet that fate, so you should work with an Indianapolis pet planning attorney.
Your attorney can help you to make sure someone is notified if you cannot go home to your animals because of an accident or injury. You can carry a card or put a message on your phone specifying that you may have animals home alone and giving the contact telephone number of an emergency contact person. That way, if you are in an accident or suddenly fall ill, someone will be notified and can go get your pets.
An attorney can also provide assistance in choosing a guardian for your pets, and making sure you have provided instructions regarding who will be in charge of caring for your pets in case of your incapacity or death. You may want to consider choosing a primary caregiver as well as a backup person who you would also entrust with the care of your animals because something unexpected could occur and the first person you’ve named as your animal’s caregiver may become unable to handle the responsibility when you need them.
Finally, you should work with an Indianapolis pet planning lawyer in order to ensure that your animals can be financially provided for. Caring for a pet can be very expensive and you don’t want your pet’s quality of life or standard of care to diminish– nor do you want to put your chosen caretaker into a difficult financial position as a result of assuming the responsibility for the animal.
You can provide money in your will in order to ensure that there are funds available to care for your animal after you are gone, or you can take more control over what the money is used for through the creation of a trust. By making a trust you can can provide detailed instructions and ensure that the funds are used to enhance life for your pet.
Getting Help from an Indianapolis Pet Planning Attorney
An Indianapolis pet planning attorney at Frank & Kraft can provide you with personalized help and support with the creation of a comprehensive plan to ensure that your animals are cared for even if something happens to you. We can assist you in ensuring that provisions are made for the care of your pets both in case of your incapacity or in case of your untimely death. And, we will help you to make the plan as simple or as comprehensive as possible.
To find out more about how our firm can help you with the pet planning process, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 317-684-1100 or contact us online to get personalized advice on pet planning and other estate planning issues. Call today to get your plans made.
Mr. Kraft assists clients primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, Medicaid planning, federal and state taxation, real estate and corporate law, bringing the added perspective of an accounting background to his work.