Archives for “Asset Protection”


When it comes to real estate investment, there are many factors that should be considered before taking the leap. Investors often speak of the general economic ...

The question of how long a power of attorney lasts has two different answers–a legal one and a practical one. First, the legal answer is ...

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Recently chatting with some investors, I talked about a 30+ unit property that was already into a high 9.8% returns, however, we found out just ...

An LLC operating agreement template lets you write your own LLC operating agreement. The operating agreement is a fundamental part of your company’s legal protection, ...

How to choose an executor or trustee requires some thought and analysis.  An executor is the person or company that handles your estate after you ...

Intellectual property rights consist of legal rights you can claim on your creations. In other words, under the law if you invent or create something ...

There are only six states that have an actual Land Trust statute (or case law recognition) and they are; Illinois, Indiana, South Dakota, Florida, Virginia ...

Quick Claim Deed, or Quit Claim Deed, which one is it and how does it work? The term is not quick claim deed, but rather ...

An LLC tax election is the decision you make to determine how your LLC is taxed? An LLC is a unique business structure called a ...

How to hold your house title for house protection from lawsuits makes a difference. I often have asset protection fanatics tell me that they have ...

Commingling problems are found when business/investing funds are mingled with personal funds. Even when you do everything right, if you don’t have your business formalities in ...

Multiple Asset Protection Layers Often Don’t Work.  The hot shot speakers and the hot shot lawyers go through elaborate asset protection plans where one trust ...

Joint Tenancy is when two people own a piece of property together, and each one has the right of survivorship to that property.

As real estate investors - wholesalers, short-sales experts, rehabbers, landlords - we will use a vehicle in our real estate investing business dealings. Whether it's ...

Creating a legal entity for your start up  real estate investing business will establish much-needed separation between you and your business. Shielding your personal assets ...

How badly do you want to be wealthy?  Enough to change your habits from those of the middle class (i.e. "I got a raise" equals ...

Tax evasion may seem tempting for those who feel that they are being taxed to death, but it is not the best solution for tax ...

California Land Trusts

Several months ago a lady from Chicago called my office and wanted to talk about a big mess she was in with her mother's property. ...

Asset protection law is one area in the law that is critical to your financial survival. Asset protection is a wide body of law. It ...

Smart real estate investors use a Land Trust to hold title to their investments. The Land Trust is the best entity for privacy and ...

I have clients come to me all the time and they’ve gotten one story from one attorney and another story from a different attorney and ...

Odds are, there’s an important document or two that you know you should have, but that you just haven’t gotten around to getting yet. Check ...

It’s bad enough when a child dies, but having their identity stolen months or years after their death can bring up the entire old trauma ...