At Hirst Applegate, we recognize that for most clients estate planning is an intensely personal experience. For that reason, we have developed a client-centered approach to estate planning. We endeavor to assure that each of our clients develops a high comfort level to make sure that all important issues relevant to creating the right estate plan for the client are discussed and considered. We stay on top of cutting-edge techniques to assist our clients in preserving their assets and ensuring that their assets are distributed according to their wishes while reducing taxes and administration charges to the greatest extent possible.
We assist our clients in creating trust-centered estate plans to avoid probate, plan for disability, maintain maximum privacy, and reduce taxes and administration charges. Given our emphasis on trust-centered estate planning, most of our practice in this area focuses on post-mortem trust administration. We are committed to providing quality, caring, and timely service to our clients and are committed to remaining current on emerging estate planning concepts and techniques to better serve our clients.
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By Shaina Case As you recall, charitable trusts allow a donor to set aside assets for one or more charities. Two different types of charitable “split interest” or “mixed” trusts exist: (1) charitable remainder trusts (“CRTs”); and (2) charitable lead trusts (“CLTs”)....read more
Author: Shaina A. Case A charitable trust allows a donor to set aside assets for one or more charities. Two different types of charitable “split interest” or “mixed” trusts exist: (1) charitable remainder trusts (“CRTs”); and (2) charitable lead trusts (“CLTs”). The...read more
DID YOU KNOW? – TAKE CONTROL AND CHOOSE A GUARDIAN FOR YOUR MINOR CHILDREN THROUGH YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
By Shaina Case No one likes to envision the scenario in which they have children and then do not have the joy, pride, and pleasure of raising them. No one cares for your own children like you do. Planning and preparing, for what is hopefully a very remote and unlikely...read more
On January 17, 2018, associate attorney Shaina A. Case presented an overview of estate planning to a local group of small business owners, called Coffee, Business, and More Coffee. The presentation focused on Wyoming’s statutory scheme if someone dies without an...read more
Everyone has an estate plan—Did you design it, or are you leaving it up to the legislature’s statutory scheme?
by Shaina Case The answer to the question of whether you have an estate plan may not be that easy. Approximately 65% of the United States’ population has not sat down with their estate planning attorney, financial advisor, and/or accountant to discuss implementing an...read more