Author: L J Berry
Florida’s Pet Trust Law: Taking Care of Fido, Fluffy, and Flipper, the Goldfish
Have you made plans for your pets if something were to happen to you? Florida law lets pet owners establish enforceable “pet trusts” to provide for animals after their owners die or become incapacitated. Before this law was passed, Florida pet owners could set aside money to take care of their pets but the trust arrangements were honorary, which meant Florida courts could not enforce provisions of the trusts if the pet’s caretakers decided to use the money for their own purposes rather than for the care of the animal.