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Old 02-14-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Hi!

Never thought I'd find myself in this situation but all my family and friends are gone. It is just me and my little dog. I need to make out a will but don't know what to do about an executor, and want to make sure my dog is taken of if I should pass on before it does.

Sure would appreciate any and all suggestions.

Thanks
Binkus
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Not sure what area you are in, but there are some animal agencies that you can make arrangements to have them care for your dog for the rest of its life upon your passing. Maybe SPCA can make some recommendations for something like that in your area.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Thanks! I will start checking them out.

I don't know what to do about an executor. You never think you will find yourself outliving friends and family. I wonder how many folks have found themselves in a similar situation.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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You can hire an attorney to be your executor.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Thanks love autumn. Would an attorney be better than a bank's trust department?

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Hi!

Never thought I'd find myself in this situation but all my family and friends are gone. It is just me and my little dog. I need to make out a will but don't know what to do about an executor, and want to make sure my dog is taken of if I should pass on before it does.

Sure would appreciate any and all suggestions.

Thanks
Binkus
You are probably going to need more than a will and executor. You will need a vehicle to handle and dispense the money for the dog to be taken care of and someone to take care of the dog. Also your dog will not have a will so you want to give thought to what happens to your assets after the dog passes. I would suggest step one is talking with an attorney and deciding what your range of options are.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice, TuborgP. Looks like I have more to consider than I originally thought.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Thanks love autumn. Would an attorney be better than a bank's trust department?
Hard to say, but I had a bank for mine and they sold out to another bank and that voids my executor situation, so I had to change it. With all the bank mergers it is something to consider.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Hi!

Never thought I'd find myself in this situation but all my family and friends are gone. It is just me and my little dog. I need to make out a will but don't know what to do about an executor, and want to make sure my dog is taken of if I should pass on before it does.

Sure would appreciate any and all suggestions.

Thanks
Binkus
An attorney experienced in estate planning is who you should probably be consulting. Believe it or not, others have and continue to find themselves in a similar position. Best of luck. If you need the correct spelling of my name, to include me as a beneficiary ... just ask!
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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gomexico - LOL! I know I'm not alone in this situation. I always considered myself a social person but here I am without a support net of friends or family. Don't get me wrong, I am not feeling sorry for myself. I finally realize that I need to make plans for when my time comes.
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