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Using trusts and insurance for asset protection

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Using trusts and insurance for asset protection

by Pennsylvania Bar Institute

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Published by Pennsylvania Bar Institute in [Mechanicsburg, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Estate planning,
  • Trusts and trustees,
  • Self-settled trusts,
  • Long-term care insurance

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesPBI -- no. 2011-6804, PBI -- no. 11:182, PBI (Series) -- no. 2011-6804., PBI (Series) -- no. 11:182.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKFP137 .U83 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 116 p. :
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25097921M
    LC Control Number2011928457
    OCLC/WorldCa755029665

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    Life Insurance should be part of a person's estate plan; however in many states where Life Insurance is protected against creditor attack, it can be a great asset protection tool. While there are many different types of life insurance, there are certain types that be give you asset protection and flexibility as well as a cash benefit to your heirs. As president of the National Association of Asset Protection Attorneys (NAAPA), I am delighted to write the forward for this important new book. Asset Protection in financially unsafe times, by my colleagues Arnold S. Goldstein and W. Ryan Fowler, is a welcome and much needed addition to the fast-growing specialty of asset Size: 1MB.

      Asset protection means keeping your property safe from being taken by someone who wins a lawsuit against you. It can range from a lawsuit related to a negligent act that you performed, such as causing a car accident, to a lawsuit related to the foreclosure of property for which you have stopped paying the mortgage. Asset Protection Trusts Neutered by Bankruptcy Reform Act The changes to the Bankruptcy Code provide for what amounts to a year clawback of transfers to self-settled trusts that are meant to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors. Since most FAPTs are set up for this very reason, such clawbacks may be automatic in many cases.


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