Increasingly, pets are considered members of the family. Learn the basics of estate planning for pets, the need to decide who will care for them, and how to set up a pet trust. Explore:
• What happens to pets when their guardians die? • What happens if a pet guardian is moved to an extended care facility? • Is there a plan in place to ensure the care of the pet(s)? • Does the pet guardian’s family know what their wishes are concerning their beloved pet?
Faculty: Sandra Bensley, Waterfall Economidis Caldwell Hanshaw & Villamana PC Suzanne Diaz, Diaz Law Offices PLLC
Waterfall Economidis Caldwell Hanshaw & Villamana PC
Sandra Bensley is a shareholder with Waterfall Attorneys in their Trust and Estate Practice Group and specializes in trust and estate litigation. Prior to joining Waterfall Attorneys, Ms. Bensley was a public defender. Ms. Bensley received her J.D. in 2006 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State. Ms. Bensley is her firm’s risk management partner. Ms. Bensley is also a frequent presenter of legal seminars on Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
Suzanne Diaz is an attorney at Diaz Law Offices, PLLC. Ms. Diaz enjoys helping clients with estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, and guardianship matters. Ms. Diaz is an experienced trial attorney, including contested probate trials. She also is passionate about serving her community, having served for 2 years as President of the Arizona Minority Bar Association and currently serving as President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, while also serving on the boards of directors for the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the Law College Association for the James E. Rogers University of Arizona College of Law. She previously served eight years on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.