Category Archives for Asset Protection

Sorrell Law Firm, PLC 7575 E Redfield Rd # 217, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 776-6055

Decanting: How to Fix a Trust That Isn’t Getting Better With Age

While many wines get better with age, the same cannot be said for some irrevocable trusts.  Maybe you’re the beneficiary of trust created by your great grandfather over seventy years ago that no longer makes sense.  Or maybe you created an irrevocable trust over twenty years ago that no longer makes sense.  Is there any way to fix an irrevocable trust that has turned from a fine wine into vinegar?  You may be surprised to learn that under certain circumstances the answer is yes, by “decanting” the old broken trust into a brand new one.Continue reading

Sorrell Law Firm, PLC 7575 E Redfield Rd # 217, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 776-6055

Act Now! The IRS signals its intent to Limit Valuation Discounts on Family Business Entities in the near future.

The IRS recently signaled that it may be ready to issue new regulations that will affect valuation discounts on family business entities by early September.

What Are the Benefits of Planning With a Family Business Entity?Continue reading

Sorrell Law Firm, PLC 7575 E Redfield Rd STE # 217 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 (480) 776-6055

Caution: Your Traditional Asset Protection Plan is Set Up to Fail

You may be surprised to learn that not only has asset protection planning been around for a long time, but you have already engaged in it at some point during your life.  In fact, you probably have one or more types of traditional asset protection planning in place at this very moment.  The problem is in many cases the type of planning you have right now won’t be enough to protect you and your family.Continue reading

Sorrell Law Firm, PLC 7575 E Redfield Rd # 217, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 776-6055

5 Most Expensive States for Retirees in 2015

While there are many factors to consider when choosing the place where you will retire, the ones that will impact your wallet may be the most important.  Why?  Because having a low crime rate and beautiful weather will be irrelevant if high costs deplete your retirement nest egg faster than anticipated.Continue reading

Sorrell Law Firm, PLC 7575 E Redfield Rd # 217, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 776-6055

3 Asset Protection Tips You Can Use Now

A common misconception is that only wealthy families and people in high risk professions need to put together an asset protection plan. But in reality, anyone can be sued. A car accident, foreclosure, unpaid medical bills, or an injured tenant can result in a monetary judgment that will decimate your finances. Below are three tips that you can use right now to protect your assets from creditors, predators and lawsuits.Continue reading