Burbank Pet Will Lawyer
A Neighborhood Attorney Protecting the Rights of Your Animals
Although your pet is a loving friend and loyal companion to you, under
the law, your pet is considered to be property. Animals cannot legally
own property, and therefore, you cannot bequeath money or property to
your pet in your will. However, you can provide for your pet in your estate
planning, with the help of an experienced Burbank animal law attorney.
Attorney Shelley Rios is the founder and Treasurer of The Animal Protectorates™
(TAPS), a non-profit corporation dedicated to animal welfare. We handle
all types of
animal law, including pet custody, pet trusts, HOA breed discrimination, and food
safety and labeling for animals. We have taken on all types of animal
welfare cases, from dog defense to suing companies for cruelty or gross
negligence toward animals. We believe that animals have rights, just as
humans do, and we can assist you with your estate planning for your pet.
Pet Will Lawyer in Burbank: Committed to Excellence
Although you cannot leave money to your pet in your will, you can leave
your pet to someone you trust. You can also leave money to that person
for the purpose of your pet's care, but how that money is used is
not legally enforceable. However, if you really trust the person you choose
to care for your pet, it will your pet will be in good hands and lead
a happy life.
It is a good idea to name an alternate caretaker for your pet, in case
your first choice is unable to serve in that function. Changes occur in
people's lives. Allergies can develop, or there could be a change
in location to a place that is unsuitable or where pets are not allowed.
If you are unable to find a trusted person who is willing and able to
care for your pet after you die, programs exist – such as rescue
organizations, SPCA programs, and veterinary school programs – that
allow you to leave your pet to a trustworthy caretaker.
Contact us for quality legal assistance from a local Burbank animal protection lawyer.