Cheyenne Estate Lawyer, Wyoming


Howard V. Scotland

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Divestitures
Status:  Inactive           

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Paul J. Hickey

Education, Litigation, Estate Planning, Employment
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  45 Years

John M. Walker

Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Municipal, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

Carl L. Lathrop

Litigation, Estate Planning, Corporate, Professional Malpractice
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  68 Years
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Michael J. McGrady

Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Rhonda Sigrist Woodard

Family Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Heather Nicole Jarvis

Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate, Business, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

Dean W. Borthwick

Civil & Human Rights, Municipal, Corporate, Wills & Probate
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  64 Years

Brian Claude Shuck

Natural Resources, Estate, Personal Injury, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Tara Brooke Nethercott

Construction, Trusts, Elder Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.

EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 (ERISA)

A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to o... (more...)
A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker provides some protection for workers in the event certain types of pension plans cannot pay the benefits to which workers are entitled, and requires that employers provide full and clear information about employees' pension rights, including the way pension benefits accumulate, how the company invests pension funds, and when and how pension benefits can be collected.

PETITION

A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elde... (more...)
A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.