Be Their Best Friend
Nominate pet guardians, specify care instructions, and provide emergency funds to protect your pet no matter what. Free forever, because we're crazy about our pets too.
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Pet parents everywhere are loving their free Pet Estate Plan
The easy way to care for your pets. No matter what.
Nominate guardians for your pet
Detail proper and legally enforceable pet care instructions
Allow emergency access to funds or leave money for the benefit of your pet
Because we're crazy about our pets too.
Pet Protection Plan
Nominate guardians for your pet and detail proper, legally enforceable care instructions
Limited HIPAA Release
Grant your pet guardian limited access to your health information in the event of an emergency (optional)
Limited Power of Attorney
Enable your pet guardian limited ability to use your finances for emergency pet care if you are away or incapacitated (optional)
How It Works
Answer a few simple questions about you and your pet
We translate your answers into your free pet estate plan
Instantly download your documents for printing
Sign your documents at your convenience
- Identification of Pets
- Designation of Primary and Backup Pet Guardians
- Veterinarian identification and contact information
- Pet medicine and allergy information
- Pet feeding, care, and exercise instructions
Commonly Asked Questions
What is a pet estate plan?
The Just In Case Estates Pet Estate Plan is a set of legal documents through which a pet parent can ensure the wellbeing of their pet. It includes a Pet Protection Plan and (optionally) a limited Pet Financial Power of Attorney and Limited HIPAA Authorization.
What is a Pet Protection Plan?
The Just In Case Estates Pet Protection Plan contains five essential components:
The Just In Case Estates Pet Protection Plan works by creating a legally enforceable contract between the pet parent and the pet guardian.
What is a Limited Pet Financial Power of Attorney?
A Limited Pet Financial Power of Attorney is a type of financial power of attorney with a scope limited to supporting the care and comfort of your pets. In your Limited Pet Financial Power of Attorney, you can authorize your pet guardian to use your finances up to a certain amount in the event of a pet emergency.
What do I need to do to make my pet estate plan official?
Your pet estate plan is not official until after you complete your signing ceremony.
Since your pet estate plan works as a contract between you and your pet guardian, at a minimum both you and the pet guardian need to sign the document.
You can also sign in the presence of a witness and/or a notary public to decrease the likelihood that someone else will contest the validity of the agreement.
What is the difference between a pet estate plan and a pet trust?
We created the Just In Case Estates Pet Estate Plan to mirror the benefits of a standalone pet trust. The key difference between the Just In Case Estates Pet Estate Plan and a traditional pet trust is that a pet estate plan is much easier and less expensive to set up and maintain.
For a full comparison of the benefits and differences between the pet estate plan and pet trust, check out our Pet Protection Plan vs Pet Trust article.
How much does a pet trust cost?
The cost to create a pet trust with an attorney can range from several hundred to even a few thousand dollars.
The cost to create a pet estate plan with Just In Case Estates, which mirrors the benefits of a pet trust, is free.