Pet Trust Attorney in Burbank
A Strong Animal Advocate & Attorney in Your Neighborhood
There is a bond that forms between pets and their owners. They change our
lives and become a part of our families. It is only natural to want to
provide for them in the event that something should happen and we are
unable to be there, either temporarily or permanently.
Do you want to secure your pet's future? If so, then you need the assistance
of our experienced Burbank
animal law lawyer to create a trust for your pet. Speak with Shelley Rios today.
Shelley Rios, Attorney at Law was founded by a knowledgeable attorney
in Burbank who is a strong advocate for animals. Shelley is the founder
and Treasurer of
The Animal Protectorates™ (TAPS), a non-profit corporation dedicated to animal welfare. Our firm
has helped to get an ordinance enacted in Burbank that prevents pet stores
from selling puppies that come from inhumane breeding facilities, also
known as "puppy mills."
We provide excellent legal counsel and representation in all types of animal
Call (818) 641-1692 to consult an animal law attorney on any legal issue involving your pet.
Burbank Pet Trust Lawyer: Protecting Animal Rights
A pet trust is a legally enforceable document. Its purpose is to ensure
that your pet receives the type of care you would have provided, should
you die or become disabled or otherwise incapacitated. In the trust, you
name a caregiver for your pet, and a trustee who will use the money or
property you put in the trust for the benefit of your pet.
There are 2 basic types of pet trusts – statutory and testamentary.
A testamentary trust goes into effect upon your death, but it cannot be
funded until your will is probated. A probate can be a fairly lengthy
process, and the funds you provide will not be available for your pet's
care until the process is complete. A statutory trust goes into effect
when it is created. You can act as the original trustee and name successor
trustees in your trust. This form of trust can provide information about
the routines and likes and dislikes of your pet, and ensure that they
are respected. The statutory trust is the type that best serves most pet owners.
Contact a skilled Burbank animal protection attorney to handle all your animal