Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan

For most pet owners, their pets are part of the family. In fact, some people are closer to their pets than to their own children! Many pet owners want to provide for the continuing care of their pets after their own deaths. You may have read that Lauren Bacall left $10,000 for the care of her dog, Sophie.

As you think about your desires, the pet’s needs, and how best to accomplish them, here are some things to consider: