Estate Planning & Probate in Southern California & Washington 
Pet Trusts

Fullerton Pet Trusts Attorneys

Protect Your Pet’s Future Today

At OC Elder Law, we understand that the bond between pets and their owners is special. Owning a pet can be life-changing, which is why so many pet owners decide to include their animals in their estate plan.

Our lawyers have years of experience and are familiar with the law, and we know which legal documents and estate planning tools you need to ensure your pet is cared for when you are no longer around or incapacitated.

What Is a Pet Trust?

A pet trust allows you to leave funds to pay for care expenses for your animal. With a pet trust, you name a person who will be in charge of managing and spending the funds in accordance with your written instructions.

Our legal team at OC Elder Law is here to take the time to discuss the following matters to help you establish the right type of trust for your animal:

  • Specifying which animals are covered under the trust
  • Naming a person to care for the animal
  • Allocating how much money should be used for pet care expenses
  • Drafting detailed caretaking instructions
  • Enforcing the terms of the trust

Pet Trust Disputes

Disputes among family members and beneficiaries of an estate are common when a person leaves behind funds for a pet.

From challenging the amount necessary for the animal’s care to claiming undue influence regarding the handling of funds, it’s crucial to consult with a skilled trust attorney if you want to leave money for your pet after you pass away.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services in Southern California

Our legal team is here to use our extensive resources to help create a plan for your pet so you know they will be taken care of in the future.

We will guide you through all your options so you feel confident about the choices you make. You can count on the lawyers at OC Elder Law to be in your corner and to provide you with top-notch legal representation when you need us most.

If you want to speak to one of our attorneys about finding the right solution for your pet, then please give us a call today at (800) 220-4205 or book a free 15-minute virtual consultation.

Meet the Crew

Compassion, Experience & Integrity
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    Marty Burbank


    Marty Burbank wants to live in a world where children are healthy and safe, where seniors live without fear or pain, and where veterans are cared for and respected. Marty is a featured expert in estate planning and elder law by Forbes and was recognized by the Orange County Register as one of the 100 most influential people in Orange County. He frequently speaks about seniors, our military veterans, their benefits, and the legal issues related to their care and quality of life. Marty has ...
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    Erlinda Vasquez

    Of Counsel

    Erlinda Vasquez received her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Loyola Marymount University. In college, Erlinda was involved in many extracurricular activities, including the Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI). As an LLI Scholar, Erlinda partnered with Harvard Kennedy School to create a community service project in Los Angeles. She later received her juris doctor from Loyola Law School where she discovered her passion for elder law . During her first year of law ...
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    Bryce Letterman


    For more than 25 years, Attorney Bryce Letterman has provided dedicated representation to clients in a wide variety of legal matters. Mr. Letterman assists clients primarily with estate planning and probate . He also has experience in several other areas, including business and civil litigation. His decades of experience in estate planning have ranged from simple wills and powers of attorney through complex planning including Medi-Cal , asset protection , and strategies to maximize the after-tax ...

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