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“Lucky” the Dog Receives the Fortune of his Owner

By September 14, 2012Estate Planning, Pet Trusts

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kenneth Bortz left a fortune to his last-living dog, “Lucky.”  Various estate sales of fine china, world-class silver and antique furniture have been taking place, with the proceeds stacking up under Lucky’s name.

When Bortz’s partner died, he was left with no one to share his estate with except his beloved dogs.  Lucky is now the last one alive and heir to Bortz’s estate.  After Lucky passes away, Bortz’s nieces and nephews will inherit the funds.

While most people do not choose to leave their entire estate to their furry friends, most do want to ensure their beloved companions are taken care of after their owner passes on.  Creating a pet trust can help you ensure your four legged family members have all they will need in order to provide for them during their life.  You can ensure they have a home after you pass on.  If you don’t have loved ones that will take in your pets, you can leave a sum and instructions for your pets to be given a home through a specific adoption agency.  You can dictate the type of home and even that the pets are regularly checked on in order to ensure they are well cared for.  You will need to ensure that sufficient sums are given to make this possible.

An estate planning attorney can help you plan for your pets’ future in case they should outlive you.  The attorney can help you ensure that your pet is properly provided for through your estate planning.  To schedule a free consult, contact MH at 888.222.1328.

Why Choose Morris Hall:
You have a number of options when it comes to estate planning, so why pick Morris Hall?  First off, estate planning and asset protection are a very complicated endeavor and you should only trust someone who focuses exclusively on those matters.  Also, MH is a proud member of The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA) which provides us additional support, advanced training, tools and information that is not available to others – which means that we can better protect your assets and your loved ones.  We are one of only two firms in Arizona that belong to the AAEPA and are the only firm in New Mexico that has been granted membership.  If you have assets and loved ones that you want to protect, you are in good hands with MH.  Contact us today at 888.222.1328 to schedule an appointment!

This blog should be used for informational purposes only.  It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice.  If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney in your community who can assess the specifics of your situation.

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