Introduction into Asset Protection

Asset protection is one of the fundamental concepts of successful estate and elder law planning. When performed properly, a family can take comfort that their assets will be safe guarded.

In an estate planning context, asset protection techniques may involve the following objectives:

  • Protecting the assets for children, grandchildren and other minors;
  • Planning for a loved one with special needs;
  • Establishing a plan to preserve one’s assets for retirement and for the support of loved ones;
  • Planning for when one is unable to manage his/her finances;
  • Protecting against those who might abuse one’s trust; and
  • Avoidance of negative tax consequences.
Jason Penrod
Author: Jason Penrod