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Estate Planning

d50d4cad7585b15edb545bf9f2d23801_f137At 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.

BFCU “Lunch and Learn”

Associate attorney Shaina A. Case partnered with Blue Federal Credit Union of Cheyenne on May 18, 2018 during a BFCU “Lunch and Learn.” Over the lunch hour, Shaina gave a presentation on estate planning basics, including what happens if we do not plan, why we should...

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TRUST FUNDING 101

by: Shaina A. Case You met with your estate planning attorney, decided that a revocable living trust (“RLT”) is right for you, and signed your trust. Now what? To fully realize all the benefits that a RLT offers—for example, taking care of you in the event of...

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Shaina Case discusses, The “why” of estate planning.

On April 15, 2018, Shaina A. Case led a discussion at Frontier United Methodist Church regarding the “why” of estate planning and what may happen if a plan is not in place. Highlights of the discussion included the differences between wills and trusts, trust funding,...

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WYOMING’S TRANSFER ON DEATH DEED

By, Shaina Case For many people, the highest value asset of their estate is their home. While whether a will or trust centered plan is right for someone varies greatly depending on each person’s goals, assets, and individual situation, Wyoming’s transfer on death deed...

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WYOMING’S “POLST” PROGRAM AND YOUR ESTATE PLAN

by: Shaina Case “POLST” stands for “Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Program.” (Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-22-501 et seq.). POLST is not an acronym commonly known among households, attorneys, or medical providers, even though it became effective three years ago...

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