Provide for Your Dog After You’re Gone

Provide for Your Dog After You’re Gone

Where Do Pets Go?

Your pet, companion or even best friend should be in the best living situation after your passing so you should set up a plan in case something happens. Luckily, the same rules apply to your pets that are applied to us when it comes to writing Wills and trusts. You can assign a caregiver or anyone you trust with your pet rather than sending them to a home. There’s even pet trusts where you can even provide money for it. So when it comes to worrying about where your dog, cat or any other pet you own, you can always get help from our lawyers to help set up a plan.

FAQ

  1. How much is a pet trust?

A pet trust can go from $500 to $1500. It can range from what kind of pet you bring in and what kind of lawyer you hire.

2. Why do I need an attorney to write a Will?

An attorney is necessary to prevent future mistakes that the attorney him or herself is more aware of. Needs in your Will may be to vague to approve in court and that’s only one of many examples of when that can occur. The issue here is that any mistakes found in the Will has to go through a delayed probate process. Note, a probate can take up to a year and additional fees added upon these delays. So it’s crucial that you get an estate attorney to prevent further conflict.

3. Can I Create an Plan on My Own?

You are free to create your own plan but doing so would have you leave any important details and is a good chance that will happen because of certain law terms you need to bring up. So creating your own plan may be an invalid one.

4. Where can I store my will?

You should store the will in a kind of file cabinet or a safe but should be fireproof in case of a possible fire within the estate. You would have all the documents you need to save your money from this sort of incident. A safe deposit box should be avoided because your bank can limit access to the account after your death. At least one person you trust should know where your will is or file it with the Register of Wills but will hold them responsible as a representative unless announced in the will itself. Most important is that the will must be in an envelope.

5. Can I make a handwritten will?

You can make handwritten Wills but some states have different procedures when it comes to this which makes the process itself more complicated. It’s best to get an official legal document from an estate attorney because it’s more organized, effective, and official.

6. Should you avoid probate?

There’s an understanding when wanting to avoid a probate and it’s due to waiting a year for courts approval or even having the courts approval rather than your own. Both these things can pile more fees on top of the file the more complicated things get through many disagreements. Though most Wills or trusts are specific which already comes with it’s complications which is why it takes a while for the probate to process. It is necessary to use the probate because if you’re looking through the file rather than an attorney, you will be prone to mistakes and more fees that the attorney could of spotted. Upcoming mistakes can also cause the filing to be longer than it should. So you shouldn’t avoid any probates.

7. What is the benefit of hiring an attorney if free forms are available online?

Once an attorney is hired you have a professional say towards your Estate and where it’s being distributed. Free aren’t very beneficial and reliable because you’re not getting as much service as you would from an actual attorney. There may be some fallacies and interferences on these forms. This can cause difficulties at any court process difficult, longer and expensive.

8. Can an irrevocable trust be amended?

One thing you can do by is to remove assets you’ve written within the trust. You will still have the trust on file but it’ll be one that is empty. There’s also booking an appointment with the court through a trustee since he or she is responsible for making any adjustments as well in the trust even if it’s irrevocable. As long as there’s a good reason for the modification.

9. Can I collect unemployment if I go to school?

To receive unemployment you need to document that you’re looking for work and enrolled in school to receive some benefits.

10. How long do you have to work to collect unemployment in NY?

According to the official ny.gov website, you need to be working for at least a month and in file at least $2,700 in wages. Your base period also needs to be higher than your quarter wages.

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