Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

Asset Protection and Estate Planning Considerations for Business Owners

When you form a corporation around your business, you limit your personal liability. In other words, a corporation can protect your personal assets from the liability of a business lawsuit.

But what happens if you, the individual, are sued? The value of your business will be considered a personal asset and could very well be included in a judgment.

So not only do you need to protect your personal assets from your business liabilities, you need to protect your business from your personal liabilities as well.

Many business owners make the mistake of believing that a standard Trust will protect all of their assets. However, this is often not the case, especially for those who are business owners themselves.

You also need to know that a standard trust may not…

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