Tag Archives: Asset Protection

What Is An Irrevocable Trust? – Advanced Offshore Asset Protection

As you might already know, there are different kinds of trusts that can be used to protect your assets. One of these alternatives is the irrevocable trust. What is an irrevocable trust? Unlike a revocable trust, which allows for the trust document to be amended, an irrevocable trust on the other hand works in the opposite…

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What Is A Revocable Trust? – Advanced Offshore Asset Protection

  It’s known as a trust for a reason. You may want to protect your assets, gain some kind of tax advantage or pass on inheritance in a smooth way. Before setting up a trust, you need to decide the amount of control you want, which determines the kind of trust you need. What is a revocable…

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What Is A Discretionary Trust? – Advantages And Disadvantages

If you don’t already know how a trust works, take a look at a previous article, which explains what an asset protection trust is. Having a discretionary trust means, that beneficiaries don’t have any fixed entitlement to the trust fund. The trustee has discretion on how assets are distributed to beneficiaries, based on the instructions…

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What Is A Grantor Trust? – The Advantages You Need To Know

This content is relevant mostly for US citizens, or people living in the United States. Let’s clarify what a grantor is. Whenever a trust is created, it’s done by a person called the grantor (can also be called a settlor). If you are a client wanting to set up a trust, then the grantor will in…

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The Benefits Of An Offshore Family Trust – The Asset Protection Alternative To A Will

The difference between a trust and a will, are often confused. It’s certainly more time consuming and also additional costs involved, to have a family trust established, compared to a will. But there are significant advantages to trusts in many cases, and especially the benefits of an offshore family trust can be a determining factor…

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Asset Protection For Cash – How To Protect Any Currency

  The asset protection strategy that is best for you, depends on what you want to protect. There are two different types of assets: movable and immovable. Examples of immovable assets includes pretty much any kind of real estate, land, natural resources etc. The problem with assets that cannot be moved, is that they will…

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Offshore Asset Protection Or Insurance?

The way most people protect their assets, is by using insurance. It is recommended to have some kind of insurance in place, especially to pay for your legal defense during a lawsuit. But your policy does have exclusions, under certain circumstances you don’t have any coverage. It can feel comfortable to believe, and convince yourself that…

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Asset Protection Strategies For Real Estate Investors

A common way of investing, is buying real estate. But like with any other asset, it can be grabbed by someone else after a lawsuit. That is of course something you don’t want, it’s a very undesirable experience. Especially after all the hard work you have put into acquiring everything. What I will go through,…

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The Difference Between A Trust And A Foundation

The most established offshore structures, with the best track record of keeping assets safe, are trusts and foundations. In this article I’ll go through an overview of the trust and foundation difference. In many ways they are very similar. For purely asset protection purposes, it makes the most sense to use a trust. If we take a…

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Offshore Asset Protection Trust Taxation – The Importance Of Tax Planning

Whenever the word ‘offshore’ is mentioned, a lot of people immediately start to think about grand schemes designed to hide away money, and evade taxes. That is of course something you can’t do, I would never recommend it. The main reason a lot of the public associate the offshore industry with those practices, is because of a…

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