Pets

What is a Pet Trust and Why Is It Important?

Setting Up A Pet Trust To Take Care Of Buddy Worried about who will care for your beloved pet after you die?  There’s a trust for that.   Texas has a statute creatively called “Trust for Care of Animal.”  In common parlance, that is known as a “pet trust.” You can only create a pet trust for the care of an animal that is alive during your lifetime.   By statute, the trust terminates...

Pet Trusts in Texas

Dogs, cats, horses, iguanas, parrots. What will happen to your pets when you die? This is a big issue. Even the Texas Supreme Court has recognized the strong ties between owners and pets. Justice Willett, writing for the Court in Strickland v. Medlen, said  “Over 50% of pet owners say they would rather be stranded on a deserted island with a dog or cat than with a human.... American pets now...
Hammerle Finley Law Firm is open during regular business hours, and we are accommodating special appointment requests.   Learn More