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

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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...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471430575
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Asset Protection Planning.

Chapter 2. Basic Rules to Protect Asset Against Lawsuits and Divorce.

Chapter 3. Rules for How to Own (Title) Your Assets to Maximize Safety.

PART II. DIVORCE PROTECTION RULES.

Chapter 4. How to Protect Yourself Against Divorce.

Chapter 5. How to Protect Your Heirs Assets from Divorce.

PART III. GENERAL LAWSUIT PROTECTION RULES.

Chapter 6. Rules to Live Smart and Safe.

Chapter 7. Insurance Rules are a Key to Asset.

Chapter 8. Fraudulent Conveyance ARules can Undermine Your Lawsuit Protection.

Chapter 9. Miscellaneous Asset Protection Rules.

PART IV. RULES TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS AGAINST LAWSUITS.

Chapter 10. Limited Partnerships and Asset Protection Planning.

Chapter 11. Limited Liability Comapnies ("LLCs" and Asset Protection Planning.

Chapter 12. Rules on Using Corporations to Protect Assets.

Chapter 13. Other Business Asset Protection Techniques.

PART V. RULES FOR USING TRUSTS TO PROTECT AGAINST LAWSUTS AND DIVORCE.

Chapter 14. What are Trusts and How can they Help You Protect Assets.

Chapter 15. Rules for Using Trusts to Protect Against Divorce.

Chapter 16. General Rules for Using Domestic Trusts to Protect Against Lawsuits.

Chapter 17. Domestic Self Settled Asset Protection Trust Rules.

Chapter 18. Foreign Trust Lawsuit and Divorce Protection Rules.

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