Archive for November, 2012

Can You Include Your Pets In Your Will?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

In our lives it is very hard to completely predict the occurrence of something, especially on a daily basis. Each and every day we wake up with an idea of how our day will go, what our tasks will consist of, and even that of what we plan on eating. However, as we have come to terms with in one way or another, not everything always goes to plan, and things tend to occur on their own accord. Similar to that of the trials and tribulations we can expect to meet each day our lives are quite unpredictable with us here one moment, and gone the next.

The Facts of Life

With our lives being so fragile as it is, and us unfortunately not able to predict our tomorrows it is extremely important that you sit down, and take out time to make a will for your estate and assets. By creating a will you are not only making your property, and assets divisible on your terms in a legally binding document, but also making sure that your estate is cared for in later generations. One aspect of property that many individuals today are including in their wills is that of their pets.

What About Your Pets?

Today, pets can very commonly be seen in many wills, but how are pets actually handled within a will. Similar to that of children, guardianship is awarded to either a family member, or another primary caregiver that is chosen based on the premise of whether or not they can, and will take care of the pet’s welfare. In many instances that a pet is a portion of a will funds will actually be set aside that give the new primary caregiver some support in paying for food, grooming, medication, and some healthcare aspects.

Before you start drafting your will it is extremely important that you seek out an experienced probate attorney to help you sit down and evaluate things from multiple perspectives in order to make sure your family, assets, property, and especially pets are taken care of in the event that something happens in your life and you are unable to properly take care of them anymore.

In this day in age you need an individual you can count on, and at the Law Offices of Thomas D. Reino you get what you see. For more information on business law, or to get business law legal council please contact us by either phone at 817.303.2133, or by fax at 972.264.0891.

Can My Will Include A Charity?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

In our lives it can certainly be said that we will experience many varying aspects that the world has to offer. Whether they are good, or bad, we deal with these aspects, and eventually take away a lesson, or insight from them that ultimately contribute to our character, and future decisions. Finally, as our days come finally to an end we care to share these insights and lessons with those we love in hope that when they reach the same aspect of life they will make a decision that best fits them and their lives.

Citing A Charity, or Organization

By having and holding a will to your estate you can expect that your family will take away more than just the possession that are stated in your will, but also a personal, and sentimental understanding of things as well. One aspect of a will that many individuals are unfamiliar with is that of whether or not a charitable organization, or other type of organization can be mentioned as a beneficiary in your will. In many instances individuals will either become involved in either a university, charity, church, or outreach program either from volunteering or holding a position in.

The Possibilities Within Your Will Pertaining To Charities, and Organizations

The answer is yes, you can include a charitable organization, or another organization within your will that will be able to receive a portion of your estate whether it is that of some financial aspects, or it could be some of your belongings that could be used in some facilities, or projects that are associated with the charity, or organization. Today, many individuals actually have a charitable organization cited within their will that have the ability to either receive donations at either all at one particular point, or over a period of time as well that can be continued from generation to generation.

Remember, when you are drafting, and finalizing your will make sure to consider including charitable, or other organizations in some aspect within it. By doing so you can not only continue to make a great contribution regardless of what or how much is donated, but also set an example to your loved ones pertaining to the matter in the future as well.

In this day in age you need an individual you can count on, and at the Law Offices of Thomas D. Reino you get what you see. For more information on business law, or to get business law legal council please contact us by either phone at 817.303.2133, or by fax at 972.264.0891.