Asset protection – How to shield your wealth from lawsuits and creditors
Abstract: Much of estate planning focuses on transferring wealth to loved ones in a tax-efficient manner. But for many people, it’s equally important to protect that wealth against frivolous lawsuits or baseless creditors’ claims. This article explores asset protection strategies to consider if a person’s business, professional or personal activities expose his or her assets to attack by unscrupulous litigants or creditors. A brief sidebar details the foreign reporting requirements when using an offshore trust.