What's On . . . . As in, what's on the website cover page?
The cover photo is of Edinburgh Castle, in Scotland UK. The castle's origins are truly ancient, reaching back into prehistory.
Set upon a mighty rock, Edinburgh Castle's strategic advantage is clear. Seeing the site's military potential, Iron Age people built a hill fort on the rock. Early medieval poetry tells of a war band that feasted here for a year before riding to their deaths in battle.
As well as guarding great moments in history, the castle has suffered many sieges. During the Wars of Independence, it changed hands many times. In 1314, the Scots retook the castle from the English in a daring night raid led by Thomas Randolph, nephew of Robert the Bruce.
The castle defenses have evolved over hundreds of years. Mons Meg, one of the greatest medieval cannons ever made, was given to King James II in 1457. The Half Moon Battery, built in the aftermath of the Lang Siege of 1573, was armed for 200 years by bronze guns known as the Seven Sisters. Six more guns defend the Argyle Battery, with its open outlook to the north.
Even after more than 800 years, the castle survives as a symbol of strength and protection.
One can't help but notice the similarities between the castle's longevity and protection and the construct of a trust, which in Wyoming is protection--protection of assets. Edinburgh Castle guards many things--soldiers, weapons and food. Similarly, a trust guards your real property and other assets. Castle defenses evolved. Similarly, the Wyoming legislature is ever evolving asset protection and flexibility for family assets. Even after all of the attacks, the castle still stands, and in good condition. Similarly, a trust in Wyoming, called a dynasty trust, can be structured to last 1,000 years.
Thoughtful estate planning can help protect your assets and your family. Find out how by called 307.200.1914 and scheduling a free phone consultation. Not ready to schedule? Please note other pages on this website for information.