Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers Founder, Mindy Felinton Discusses Pet Trusts
By: Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers
Delray Beach, FL November 14, 2019: Mindy Felinton, founder of Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers, has posted a new blog on her law firm's website entitled "Protecting Furry And Feathered Family Members Is Now Mainstream." Ms. Felinton, an avowed pet lover, emphasizes the importance of clearly specifying instructions in pet trusts.
Felinton states, "We are a nation of pet lovers considering that more than two thirds of American households own pets." She continues, "Annually, we spend more than $50 billion on the care of our pets. We give our pets birthday presents. We have professional photographs taken and we dress them up in costumes for Halloween." "According to several studies," says Felinton, "many Americans are more distressed when they see a dog or other pet in pain than when they see an adult human in pain. It is true that our household pets are an integral and important part of the family unit."
According to Felinton, "Some states include pets in divorce settlements."
The entire blog can be read at https://www.felintonlaw.com/
About Mindy Felinton
From a young age, Mindy wanted to be the voice that would make an impact in people's lives. As a special prosecutor, Mindy defended the underdog (literally) in cases of animal abuse. As a state attorney in Florida she fought for justice. During the last 25 years, Mindy met many wonderful people who did not know their rights, did not understand the law, and did not know what options were available.
Mindy assists families with Medicaid planning to help with the cost of nursing home care and with obtaining veteran's benefits to make the cost of care more manageable. She also prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Mindy is passionate about educating both other professionals and the public concerning VA Aid & Attendance benefits, Medicaid benefits, and the use of trusts for the protection of assets.
She shares her experience and professional knowledge through free workshops, and as a frequent lecturer at State Bar Conferences.