Wyoming Estate Planning Lawyers
WHY AND HOW
"I recognize that as an attorney, I need to know more than what the law is, I must be aware of how the law affects the individuals I represent, physically, emotionally and financially. I have...
In the fall of 1990, Rick left coal mining when he was accepted to law school at...
Robert joined Hickey & Evans in the fall of 2010 and has primarily represented clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, general civil litigation, business transactions, insurance defense, employment law, and appellate practice. Robert regularly appears before state and...
In addition, Paul has had a substantial trial practice, primarily in Federal Court. ...
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Dave’s particular interests are wills, trusts and estates, contracts, business, corporate law, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, real estate, construction, health care, personal injury, government agencies, boards and commissions, banking and lending, employment and workplace issues.
J.D., with Honors, University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, WY
B.S. in Economics, cum laude, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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