Protecting your real estate assets
Abstract: When preparing an estate plan, asset protection for real estate is particularly challenging, because it’s the only asset that can’t be moved. Gifting it is one option, but this leaves the property exposed to creditors. This article discusses three strategies for protecting a home against creditors: tenancy by the entirety, homestead exemptions, and a qualified personal residence trust (QPRT). It also looks at protecting business and investment real estate.