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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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
On December 20, 2017, Hirst Applegate associate attorney, Shaina A. Case, presented two CLEs during the National Business Institute Seminar at Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The first CLE topic was on the law of intestate succession. Shaina focused on how...read more
On August 8, 2017, Hirst Applegate, LLP associate, Jessica A. Schneider, gave a presentation to the staff of the UW Family Medicine Clinic regarding the importance of estate planning. Ms. Schneider provided an overview of the different types of estate planning...read more
On July 19, 2017, Hirst Applegate, LLP associates, Shaina A. Case and Jessica A. Schneider, in conjunction with Val Cirbo from Edward Jones, gave a one hour estate planning presentation at Whispering Chase, an independent living facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The...read more