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Asset Protection Articles

Please check out our Asset Protection articles below.

Asset protection can be defined as a set of legal techniques and laws that deal with the protection of assets belonging to individuals and business organizations. This is to prevent the property from being reposed in the event that they are involved in civil lawsuits. Asset protection is also known as debtor-creditor law. The main aim of asset protection is to protect these individual or business assets from being claimed by creditors. However, asset protection does not include the concealment of the assets or tax evasion by the owners of the assets.

The idea of asset protection started in the United States of America in the 1970s. This was during the rise of offshore property and trust ownership. In the present day all the fifty states of the United States have made laws that protect the assets of individuals, corporations and limited companies form the losses of their organizations by limiting the assets which creditors can claim when the organizations go under.

Asset protection involves making the assessment of the following. The organization's goals and objectives, and then designing a structure that is likely to achieve the organization's assets. Asset protection also involves preparing legal documents to guide the asset protection plan. These legal documents should ensure that the organizations operate within the limits of the law and not in hiding their assets or tax evasion.

Asset protection has advantages to real estate investors. This is because the real estate industry is a very unstable business in which the values of investments fluctuate according to the present state of economy. The loss of the market value of homes and buildings a real estate investor has put up will make creditors want to repossess them. Sometimes the creditors may even come for extra property to recover their debt. Real estate investors can also face lawsuits that can make them lose their assets from tax collectors, accidents victims in their property. These investors may also lose their assets to other creditors like health care providers, credit card companies and banks.

For real estate investors to protect their assets from being repossessed during lawsuits, it is wise for them to have an asset protection plan. They should make personalized assessment of their situations. This is because there is no uniform asset protection plan for all of them. After this assessment, the real estate investor can decide to go for one of the various forms of asset protection. These plans include insurance based asset protection, setting up limited liability companies and spreading of wealth.

Please check out our Asset Protection articles below.

Asset Protection Articles (30)
7 Reasons to Use a Land Trust - Bill Bronchick
Answers to All Those Questions You Forgot to Ask About Land Trusts - Mike Butler
Are There Too Many Lawyers in the United States? - Randy Hughes
Bulletproof Your Wealth with Family Limited Partnerships and LLC's - Bill Bronchick
Choice of Entity 101 - John Hyre
Common Investor Legal Mistakes - Bill Bronchick
Corporations and LLC's: Charging Orders and the Differences in Protection - Darius Barazandeh
Don't Make These Mistakes With Your LLC or Corporation - Darius Barazandeh
Forming A Real Estate LLC To Buy Investment Property - Jeff Adams
Get That Property Out of Your Name! - Bill Bronchick
How to Choose the Proper Entity for Your Business - Tim Randle
Is It Honest To Use A Land Trust? - Randy Hughes
Land Trust Taxes & Record Keeping - Randy Hughes
Land Trusts - The Power of Direction - Randy Hughes
Landlord- What To Do In Case of Fire? - Alan Cowgill
Liability Company (LLC): 5 Things to Consider! - Darius Barazandeh
Life Estate - Vena Jones-Cox
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs): Avoiding Disasters, Mistakes and Confusion! - Darius Barazandeh
Personal Property Trusts - Bill Bronchick
Protecting Your Assets - Mike Butler
Real Estate Partnerships - Bob Diamond
Setting Up A Legal Structure For Your Investing Business - Emily Hay
The Limited Liability Company...The Time is Now - Bill Gatten
The New Limited Liability Company - Bill Bronchick
The Role of Insurance in Asset Protection Planning - Bill Bronchick
Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself Today - Russ Whitney
Top Ten Ways to Get Sued - Guaranteed! - Bill Bronchick
Using Trusts for Personal & Business Privacy - Bill Bronchick
What Is A Pass Through Entity? - Lee Phillips
Where to Incorporate: The Answer May Surprise You! - Bill Bronchick

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