6 Hour Guide to Protecting Your Assets: How to Protect Your Hard Earned Assets From Creditors and Claimants

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John Wiley & Sons, May 5, 2003 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
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SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PROTECT WHAT’S YOURS

By the time you’re named as a defendant in a lawsuit or divorce proceeding, it may be too late to protect your assets. The time to shield the hard-won fruits of your labor is now! Fortunately, protecting your assets can be much easier and far less expensive than you think. In this complete, practical, and easy-to-follow guide, leading tax and estate planning attorney and bestselling author Martin Shenkman presents the steps you can and should take to protect your home, your savings, and other assets from creditors, litigants, and divorce.

Shenkman explains the essential concepts of protecting what you own from malpractice claims, lawsuits, and divorce. This book offers step-by-step guidance in determining which asset-protection strategies and techniques are right for you. You’ll learn numerous legal and effective methods you can use to:

  • Protect your personal assets from business and professional claims
  • Protect your assets and your heirs’ assets from divorce
  • Minimize your risk of lawsuits and other claims against your assets
  • Create limited partnerships and LLCs to protect your assets
  • Make your home-based business judgment-proof
  • Use domestic trusts to protect against lawsuits
  • Secure real estate and stock holdings against lawsuits
 

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Contents

Introduction to Asset Protection Planning
3
to Maximize Safety
33
How to Protect Your Heirs Assets
79
Rules to Live Smart and Safe
93
Fraudulent Conveyance Rules
125
Miscellaneous Asset Protection Rules
135
PART FOUR
143
PART FIVE
197
Rules for Using Trusts to Protect against
211
General Rules for Using Domestic Trusts
229
Domestic SelfSettled Asset Protection
243
Protection Rules
261
INDEX
281
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MARTIN M. SHENKMAN, LLD, CPA, MBA, is a leading tax and estate planning attorney and author of more than thirty books. His other books include How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down, The Complete Book of Trusts, and Starting a Limited Liability Company, all from Wiley.

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