TRUSTS, WILLS, AND ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS
In a recent study, 73 % of dog owners and 65 % of
cat owners consider their companion animals to be
like their children or family members. Many people
would like to provide for their animals in their
wills. Historically animals were treated as
property. As property, they could not be the
beneficiary of a will or trust. That has changed.
The Revised Code of Washington allows a trust to be
established for the benefit of a pet. Certain
requirements must be followed for the trust to be
effective. If you are interested in having a trust
drafted to benefit your companion animals,
contact Laurie Elliott. She will prepare a
standard pet trust for you for a FLAT FEE.
Get the peace of mind of knowing that your animals
will be taken care of in the event that something
happens to you. If you are in need of additional
estate planning documents, Ms. Elliott can prepare
them for you.