Can a retirement plan protect your assets

Can a retirement plan protect your assets?

Setting up a solid retirement plan now is a crucial step toward ensuring financial security in the future. A successful investment strategy allows you to live comfortably long after you’ve left the workforce. Other than any homes or property you own, your retirement accounts are generally the most valuable assets you have. Given that fact along with the litigious nature of the country we live in, it’s vital to make […]

Continue reading

How to Handle Frivolous Lawsuits

A frivolous lawsuit is one in that has no legal merit and, therefore, has no chance of actually succeeding.  A frivolous lawsuit is often filed with the intention of harassing, annoying, or disturbing the other party in question. In some cases, the lawsuit is filed to limit the collection and/or foreclosure proceedings on an outstanding debt as a possible strategy to settle the case for less. Litigious people will threaten […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Estate Planning In The Digital Age

Pulling out the old family photo album when company comes over was once common practice. However, the growth and prominence of social media is making this tradition a bit passé. Once reserved to large, unwieldy books and VHS players, pictures and videos that elicit fond memories are now a smart phone or laptop away. The Tangibility Of The Intangible The digital world we live in goes beyond storage of photos, […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Estate Planning for Cryptocurrency Investors

Estate Planning for Cryptocurrency Holders Cryptocurrencies might be the way of the future. They could also require significant changes to your estate plan. Cryptocurrencies gained popularity in the past few years, especially with the rise of one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies are digital assets that do not require a centralized bank. Instead, they allow the transfer of funds electronically. Currently, one Bitcoin is equal to nearly $3,500 […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Do You Need an Asset Protection Plan if You Have Insurance?

While business insurance is important, it cannot protect you from all the risks associated with running a business. A business asset protection plan can help protect creditors from seizing your business and personal assets. Generally, insurance does not provide enough coverage for all business-related situations. It is important to determine what kind of legal structure you plan to use and what kind of assets you wish to protect in order […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Are Irrevocable Trusts Effective For Asset Protection?

Possessing significant assets often means thinking out of the box when it comes to protecting them. Like some, you may have considered executing an irrevocable living trust as a means of asset protection. However, irrevocable trusts do not make sense for everyone. Estate planning is unique for every individual and knowing your options for asset protection prior to moving forward is key. The Benefits Of Irrevocable Trusts Arguably the number […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Protect Your Business and Prepare a Digital Assets Plan

Every business relies on digital accounts in daily operations in one way or another. As the owner of a company, you depend on a bank, bill payment, and other online financial accounts. But what happens if you become incapacitated or pass away? Suddenly, the business that you have worked to build over the years is thrown into a place of limbo in your absence. Your company ceases operations as they […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Is It Worth It To Create A Family Limited Partnership?

Trusts are valuable tools to protect your estate. However, trusts do not allow you to protect your assets while you are still alive. In order to secure what is rightfully yours and protect your assets, you will need to begin thinking outside of the box. Many individuals and couples turn to Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs) as an advanced asset protection measure to do so. Here is a brief overview of […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Protect Your Assets With A Private Retirement Trust (PRT)

You have spent your entire adult life contributing to your employer-sponsored retirement account and it has ballooned quite significantly over the years. With retirement on the horizon, you and your partner begin planning for the next chapter in your lives. What could go wrong? Tragically, you are involved in a horrific car crash and must undergo countless physical therapy sessions and doctors’ appointments to recover. After several months in recovery, […]

Continue reading
Client Alert

Have You Considered Creating A Foreign Asset Protection Trust?

Nearly a dozen states permit the creation of domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs) to shield their assets. Unfortunately, California is not one of them. However, you do have the option of creating a foreign asset protection trust (FAPT.) FAPTs offer various asset protection benefits that DAPTs cannot and there is a reason that they continue to rise in popularity. One of the greatest reasons is that FAPTs are not governed […]

Continue reading