Cook Islands Trust

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Misconceptions Surrounding Cook Islands Trusts

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Located about 2,000 miles from New Zealand and 3,000 miles from Hawaii, the Cook Islands are far from just about everywhere. But one conversation they’re always right in the middle of is asset protection. High-net-worth individuals and experienced trust attorneys have long turned to Cook Islands Trusts as robust, legal, and dependable tools for safeguarding […]

Your Legal Requirements for Offshore Asset Protection Trusts

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Have you thought about different strategies to shield your assets from potential lawsuits more effectively? One popular route is to set up offshore asset protection. However, doing so requires a good understanding of the many legal requirements for offshore asset protection. According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the number of lawsuits filed […]

A Closer Look at How Lawsuits Can Devastate Personal Wealth

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A recent Credit Suisse survey revealed the number of millionaires in the world is expected to increase by 40% during this decade. In 2021, there were 62.5 million people with at least $1 million. By 2027, that number will be closer to 87.5 million people. Have you gathered an impressive portfolio of cash, stocks, bonds, […]

How To Emotionally Survive a Lawsuit

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Perhaps you’re reeling from a surprise lawsuit at work. Or maybe you’re in the midst of a divorce that was a long time coming. Whatever the cause, going through a legal case is never easy. If you’re feeling nervous, overwhelmed, or even panicked, you may wonder how to emotionally survive a lawsuit. While there is […]

How To Protect Your Business Against Employment Lawsuits

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A recent SCORE Association report revealed that each year about 43% of US. businesses face lawsuits or at least the threat of lawsuits. In many cases, these lawsuits are filed by customers and competitors. However, employment lawsuits have also become increasingly common with some employees suing their own employers over issues like harassment, discrimination, and […]

Using Cook Islands Trusts to Avoid Forced Heirship Laws

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What Are Forced Heirship Laws? Forced heirship, also known as compulsory or forced succession, is a legal concept observed in some jurisdictions to ensure that certain family members receive a predetermined portion of a deceased person’s estate. Under forced heirship laws, a portion of the deceased’s estate is reserved for specific heirs, often including spouses […]

The Cook Islands Trust and Privacy

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Offshore trusts, like those established in jurisdictions such as the Cook Islands, are often considered private due to the confidentiality and asset protection legislation enacted by these jurisdictions. Trusts can help increase privacy by replacing individuals’ names from public registries with the name of the trust, which can often be nondescript. For example, offshore trusts […]

Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Offshore Trust Attorney

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When choosing the best asset protection option for you, there are a handful of questions you should ask, especially when choosing to hire an attorney. Legal Representation Are you engaging with a licensed attorney at a reputable law firm? In the world of asset protection, it’s imperative to seek counsel solely from an attorney at […]

Maximize Retirement Security with Offshore IRAs

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Individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, are a fundamental part of planning for retirement for many Americans. In 2022, it was estimated that the value of the assets held in these accounts was around 10.1 trillion U.S. dollars. Both traditional and Roth IRAs receive a degree of legal protection, as established in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention […]

How Can Stocks Be Transferred to an Offshore Trust?

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Offshore trusts are known for being effective asset protection tools, leading many people to wonder if they can be used in this same manner for stocks. From a practical standpoint, transferring stocks to an offshore trust involves shifting the legal ownership of that asset from yourself (or another entity) to an offshore trust. It requires […]