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Asset Protection Utah
Legal and ethical Asset protection Utah is possible. There are different levels and types of asset protection. In some ways it can be similar to an onion–creating different layers or hurdles that a creditor would have to overcome to get access to your core assets. There are many different ways to protect your assets including owning property in one or more business entities or in a trusts. Utilizing the right asset protection vehicle, in the right jurisdiction is a matter of balancing personal goals, expense, and control over the property.
Utah Asset Protection Trust
Utah has a adopted the Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). Other states such as Alaska and Nevada have similar asset protection trust statutes. Foreign jurisdictions also have asset protection trusts. An asset protection trust is an irrevocable trust that protects the assets of the trust from judgment and other creditors. In general the trust is managed by an independent third-party, the terms of the trust prohibit distributions to judgment creditors and other limitations.
Business entities such a limited liability companies also offer asset protection to its owners. Because a business entity such as the LLC is a distinct legal entity from the owner, the owner’s creditors are generally unable to liquidate the assets of the business to satisfy a judgment. Instead, a judgment creditor may only obtain a charging order, which only allows the judgment creditor to intercept distributions made by the company to the owner. The judgment creditor lacks voting rights to force distributions. The judgment creditor then is waiting for a distribution that may never happen or if it does, has limited value. The creditor is more likely to settle at a discount in this situation.
Ascent Law’s Asset Protection
Ascent Law has the knowledge and expertise to help analyze your situation, counsel with you regarding your goals, risk aversion, and desired control over the property to tailor an asset protection plan to meet your objectives.
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We strive for the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and results for our clients. We are a full service law firm, which means that if you have a legal issue with a divorce, car accident, lawsuit, asset protection case or any other area of law, including, Bankruptcy, Probate, Litigation, IRS tax matters, or Contract Disputes, we can help. Please contact us to discuss your situation. If an attorney is available, one will meet with you immediately. If you can, please schedule an appointment before stopping by so we can be sure to meet with you and give you the time you need.
All of our attorneys have worked for years as attorneys in the State of Utah, handling many diverse cases. Today, our practice is based primarily in Salt Lake City, Orem, Ogden and St. George and surrounding areas.