There are many reasons that people in Nevada seek to create an estate plan. For many, the desire to ensure that their families are cared for after their deaths impels them to begin the estate planning process. Some wish to appoint guardians for minor children. Increasingly, however, some people are now seeking to make arrangements for family pets.
In the wake of recent weather-related disasters such as tornadoes in the Midwest and Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast, many in Nevada and elsewhere may be considering whether they have appropriate estate plans in place to deal with such disasters. For some, this reconsideration of estate planning includes putting documents in place that will deal with a pet should its owner be unable to care for it. Such documents were once regarded as being only for the rich, but now some authorities note that many people are planning for the care of their pets.