Given the highly litigious society in which we live, asset protection planning has become a rapidly growing and increasingly important area of the law.
Your asset protection plan should accomplish two main goals: Protecting you and your spouse from predators looking to make a claim on your assets while you are alive, and protecting your children’s inheritance against creditors and predators after you are gone. The latter can involve such issues as ensuring your child’s inheritance is safe should he or she get divorced—no minor concern when you consider that 50 percent of all marriages today end in divorce. Similarly, your grandchildren may need protection to ensure they receive their inheritances if your child dies and your son-in-law or daughter-in-law remarries. And your children may even need protection from their own decisions if they are not ready or able to handle a large inheritance.
I can show you many methods to protect your assets for your enjoyment during your lifetime, and that of your loved ones after you are gone. Of course, none of these methods are available to you if you don’t have a well-designed plan.