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Thousand Oaks Animal Trust Lawyer

Through estate planning, we can provide for the future of our loved ones. For many of us, this includes our pets. You can always ask a friend or relative to look after a pet in the event of your death or incapacitation, but they are not legally obligated to do so unless you set it up in your estate plan. Through a pet trust, you can establish a plan for the emergency and long-term care of your cat, dog, horse, bird or other animal. An experienced estate planning lawyer can help document and review this trust.

At Panitz & Kossoff, LLP, we provide knowledgeable estate planning representation to clients throughout Southern California. We understand the importance of providing for your companion animal and choosing a caregiver for your pet that you can trust. Attorney Kenneth W. Kossoff is an animal lover and pet owner who can advise clients on trusts for dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets.

Experienced Malibu Pet Trust Attorney

In 2009, a new statute made pet trusts enforceable in California, which meant that funds were guaranteed to be allocated and property applied to the care of a dog, cat, horse or other animal. Through this trust, you can:

  • Provide a place for your pet to live, including maintaining a home or ranch for his or her benefit
  • Appoint a caretaker or other method of care for the pet and a trustee to ensure that care is given as directed
  • Provide direction with regard to the pet's care, routines, exercise, veterinary care and other aspects
  • Set aside money to care for and house the pet and have a trustee manage the trust property

Thousand Oaks animal trust attorney Ken Kossoff has extensive knowledge of pet trusts and has given seminars on the topic. He can review any current care plans or help draft trusts that will meet your pet's unique needs.

For help with a horse, bird, dog or cat trust, contact our firm at 818-851-1972 or by using the online form. Initial consultations are free.

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Panitz & Kossoff, LLP
5743 Corsa Avenue, Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: 818-851-1972
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