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How to Judgment-Proof Your Real Estate

How to Judgment-Proof Your Real Estate

In the field of wealth protection, there are a myriad of purported strategies that have been put forth to shield real estate from future creditor claims. During our 45 years in practice, we’ve become familiar with all of them. However, only one stands out as truly effective: make your real estate “not worth going after” […]

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How Best to Protect Your Good Fortune and Secure Your Financial Future

How Best to Protect Your Good Fortune and Secure Your Financial Future

Congratulations! You’ve won that big promotion, come into an inheritance, or sold your company at a tidy profit. Now what? You, my friend, have a wealth problem. As problems go, that’s a good one to have. You can pay off your mortgage, quit worrying about sending your kids to good colleges, take a well-deserved vacation. […]

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HOW TO SELECT AN ASSET PROTECTION ATTORNEY

HOW TO SELECT AN ASSET PROTECTION ATTORNEY

14 questions to ask your prospective lawyer about asset protection.

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LAWSUITS IN THE COOK ISLANDS: PROPER TRUST STRUCTURING SAVES THE DAY (and the trust)!

LAWSUITS IN THE COOK ISLANDS: PROPER TRUST STRUCTURING SAVES THE DAY (and the trust)!

We have often stated that the only way for a creditor to “get at” the assets held in a properly structured Cook Islands asset protection trust is for the creditor to bring a case in the Cook Islands. Why? The Cook Islands court is the only court which has jurisdiction (power) over the trustee, which, under trust law, is the holder of legal title to trust assets.

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