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How to select an asset protection attorney: 14 questions to ask your prospective lawyer

How to select an asset protection attorney: 14 questions to ask your prospective lawyer

Selecting an asset protection attorney can be a daunting task, especially when so many inexperienced attorneys advertise asset protection services. So how can you weed out the bad from the good – the unqualified from the qualified?  We have developed this list of fourteen questions that should be asked of every asset protection attorney before […]

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Common Client Questions: About the Cook Islands

September 24, 2015
Common Client Questions: About the Cook Islands

We have often written about the laws of the Cook Islands, and why that country is the premier jurisdiction for offshore asset protection planning. Clients and prospective clients often ask about the country itself. The Cook Islands is a small island nation situated about 2,000 miles north east of New Zealand.

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Titling Assets: Pitfalls to Avoid

Titling Assets: Pitfalls to Avoid

Individuals should proceed with caution and utilize experienced counsel when titling new assets or transferring title to existing assets. This issue of the APN is the first of two parts addressing the most frequent failings of individuals attempting to implement do-it-yourself asset protection by titling/retitling assets.

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State Exemption Laws: Pitfalls to Avoid (Part 2)

State Exemption Laws: Pitfalls to Avoid (Part 2)

All states provide some degree of “asset protection” through their state exemption laws. Such laws shield certain types of assets, such as homestead, wages, annuities, life insurance and retirement funds from creditor claims. This issue of the APN is the second of two parts addressing the most frequent errors people make in attempting to implement asset protection on their own by using (or failing to use) state exemption laws.

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The Importance of Proper Asset Protection Design

The Importance of Proper Asset Protection Design

In this issue we will examine the importance of proper design of the asset protection trust, and, integrally related to proper trust design, the importance of competent, experienced counsel. We’re sure you have all heard the expression, “bad facts make bad law”.

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