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Pet Trust

When you cannot take care of your pet, for any reason, during your life or after your death, promises made by family or friends may be forgotten or broken as a result of the passage of time or changed circumstances. It is truly important to create a legally enforceable plan to protect your beloved pet, such as the “Pet Trust” or the “Pet Protection Agreement”.

A Pet Trust is a legally enforceable method to provide for the care, maintenance, and well-being of your pet in the event of your disability or death. In this type of trust, funds are transferred into a trust and distributed by a trustee for the care of the animal over the pet’s remaining life. You are also able to select the beneficiaries for any remaining funds.

Richard W. Hartman III offers counseling and the preparation of documents to help you reach this critical goal. The benefits of having a Pet Trust are more than simply the peace of mind of knowing that your pet is going to be cared for and protected. It memorializes your animal’s needs, their doctors and medications, boarders, sitters, and walkers. Contact the Law Offices of Richard W. Hartman III at (703) 255-7005 to schedule an initial consultation.


About Richard W. Hartman III
Richard W. Hartman III founded The Law Office of Richard W. Hartman III, Attorney & Counselor at Law, PLLC to provide clients with honest, ethical, efficient, quality legal services.

Mr. Hartman began his career with a boutique trust and estate law firm, concentrating his practice in the administration of trusts and estates, which included the preparation of fiduciary accountings for trustees, executors and conservators. While working with that firm he also represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries alike in litigation involving challenges to the validity of wills and trusts, as well as protecting the interests of beneficiaries. Mr. Hartman also spent a considerable amount of his time with that firm assisting clients with guardianship and conservatorship matters.

Through those experiences Mr. Hartman came to desire a better way to serve clients and practice his profession. It became clear that offering his professional services directly to the general public was the best way Mr. Hartman could assist clients while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards for himself, his work product, and his firm. This realization led Mr. Hartman to form The Law Office of Richard W. Hartman III, Attorney & Counselor at Law, PLLC.
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