95% of lawyers don’t understand trusts because they don’t teach this in law school. So you may get push back on whether a trust is allowed in your state or if you can form your own trust. Since 1968, Randy Hughes has been a landlord and real estate investor in central Illinois, and he teaches real estate investors how to protect their assets and their privacy by placing them in trusts.
If Randy could shout this from the rooftop, he would. “You do not want to buy in your name!” he insists. You absolutely must buy in a trust to protect your real estate portfolio. In addition to the legal protections given to trusts, privacy of ownership is becoming increasingly important. Can you imagine having a tenant knock on your door and talk to your children because you’re not there?
Now, because many lawyers don’t understand trusts, Randy wants you to be aware that every state doesn’t treat them the same. There are no federal land trust laws, so that means you can form land trusts in whatever state you prefer. And some states simply have friendlier land trust laws.
One of the main reasons to set up a trust is not to escape your responsibilities, but to protect your assets. Because when you’re threatened with a frivolous lawsuit, what kind of recourse do you have? After 50 years in real estate, Randy’s seen all kinds of lawsuits. He knows that having a hard asset like real estate makes him a target.
It doesn’t cost anything to set up your own trusts, but you do need to know how to do it. If you need help, you can contact Randy through his website and then rest easy at night that your heirs won’t have to struggle through probate when you pass.
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- When you should create a trust in a different state, and what your options are.
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