Asset Protection

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Do I Even Need a Will or a Trust?
As the years fly by faster and faster, most of us start thinking about what will become of our financial and physical assets when we die. Surprisingly few of us actually do anything about it, however. We may think that we don’t have enough “money and stuff” to make an estate plan worthwhile. We ... READ MORE

Do Life Insurance Proceeds Go Through Probate?
Insurance companies pay out life insurance policies directly to the named beneficiaries--usually without the need for probate. ... READ MORE

Penalty-free Early IRA Withdrawals
Traditional individual retirement accounts are a good way to save for retirement. When times get tough, however, and you need some extra cash, it can be tempting to withdraw some of this money before the minimum age of 59.5. This is almost always a bad idea, unless you are up against a wall and have ... READ MORE

When You Want to Provide for Your Children
When you have minor children, your should always name a guardian of their persons and property. Naming alternates who could be a guardian if your first choice is unavailable or unwilling is a good idea, too. You should name this person or persons in your will. A guardian would only take over if both ... READ MORE

Protecting Your Assets
Asset protection planning is the method of preparing for the possibility of future lawsuits by rearranging the ownership of assets so that they are beyond the reach of potential creditors. It can act as a form of supplementary insurance in an overall strategy to protect you from the risks associated ... READ MORE

Offshore Trusts
A "trust" is a legal entity or creature that is created when the person making the trust (the "settlor" or "grantor"), transfers ownership of certain property or assets to a "trustee." The trustee, in turn, is responsible for using the property or investing it for the benefit of a third party (the "beneficiary"), ... READ MORE

Trusts & Estates: Preparing to Meet with a Lawyer
It can be a big waste of time for both you and the lawyer if you aren't prepared for your first meeting. Being unprepared may also end up costing you money, because it will take longer for the lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter. First of all, the lawyer will want to know who you ... READ MORE

Trusts & Estates: Meeting with a Lawyer
Treat your first meeting as a business consultation. Dress well and be prompt. Be polite and courteous. You will want to impress the lawyer, just as he or she will be trying to impress you. Give a lawyer the chance to get to know you. Don't feel compelled right off the bat to blurt out everything you ... READ MORE

 

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Out of State Charging Order Protection Fails AgainThis

This is a short summary of why not to rely on out of state charging order protection: http://blog.law.vandrew.com/2013/08/charging-order-llc-rockstone.html

A Few Quick Facts about the Discretionary Asset Protection Trust – Los Angeles Income Tax Planning and Asset Protection Plan Attorney Bruce Givner

A Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) is an irrevocable trust that allows the trust’s settlor to be a discretionary benefi?ciary.  When the trust is created in a jurisdiction that allows ... Read more

UFTA: Joint Accounts, Transferee Liability, and “Intent to Delay”

This latest post from our blog applies UFTA to a variety of situations, including joint accounts. http://blog.law.vandrew.com/2012/11/ufa-joint-account-transferee.html

UFTA: Joint Accounts, Transferee Liability, and “Intent to Delay”

This latest post from our blog applies UFTA to a variety of situations, including joint accounts. http://blog.law.vandrew.com/2012/11/ufa-joint-account-transferee.html

What to Know About Foreign Trusts Reporting Requirements – Los Angeles Income Tax Planning and Asset Protection Plan Attorney Bruce Givner

“A foreign trust can be created for many reasons.  However, it is an excellent asset protection tool against U.S. creditors,” stated Los Angeles Income Tax Planning and Asset Protecti ... Read more

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