Asset is the offshoot of civilization, which is developed and changed with the development of the social structure and economy. While asset is considered to be a social and individual security; the protection of assets, is a point of worry for all individuals or institutions. Due to lack of knowledge or concept, there are several cases, which are lodged in federal courts every year for dispute mitigation or for arbitrations. Therefore, it is evident that only a clear idea of the asset management and protection, can be the ideal avenue of shielding own assets from any kinds of problems.
Asset protection – Concepts, Features and Facts
In case an asset holder has not been aware about the legal and administrative rules, regulation and provisions, made in the law books, can potentially be exploited by scammers. There are some myths about asset and its legalities, which have to be eliminated for betterment of the society in general and for the individual, in specific. Some of the simple but interesting features of asset protection, which can be helpful in formulating an idea about the asset protection concept, are as follows:
- Without any proper lawsuit and legal judgment, nobody can take away your asset from you forcibly or by any other means. May be in some rarest of rare situation, some sort of deviations can prop up, but still that has to follow the legal provisions of the country. Any kind of attachment, prior to any judgment is not permitted in the USA and before any such attachment; you may be served with several warnings for years.
- The judgment creditors cannot take anything from you, which are not known to them. Therefore, don’t reveal anything voluntarily; allow them to work on the basis of their own record and information. They can take only the asset whatever you own, if anything is not in your name, it is not permissible for them to take it.
- The strategies for asset protection can be implemented in the best way, while there is no hullabaloo but in case of any attack; it would have been a bit late and unfavorable for protecting the asset in question.
- It can be noted that every country in the world has their own set of rules and legal provisions, therefore; the judgment of any US court is not automatically recognized in any other country but in the event of any special treaty, there may be some exception. Internationally, there is no common set of principles of taxation and accounting process and for this reason the US judgment on tax or accounts cannot be recognized by any entity, outside US. Almost all countries consider their own system is the best and others’ are most stupid and also unfair and US is not an exception in this matter.
- Always be aware that you are playing on anybody’s hand. Don’t trust anybody with your money, otherwise, it may happen that somebody is dealing with your fund, even without your knowledge, especially don’t rely on foreign asset protection trusts.