Asset Protection

Asset Protection Attorney in Fort Worth

Proudly Serving Dallas-Fort Worth, Mid-Cities, Denton County & the Surrounding Cities

Asset Protection includes legal and financial strategies used to secure your individual and business assets. We provide legal solutions to protect your personal and business assets from creditors, lawsuits, excess tax liabilities, and other judicial proceedings.

We spend a tremendous amount of time and effort on accumulating assets and building our fortunes, but we spend very little time learning how to protect those assets. That’s where a Fort Worth asset protection attorney comes in to help you understand how to legally protect your assets.

Why You Need to Protect Your Assets

While creditors may not be able to make claims against your home, life insurance proceeds, and certain other assets, you could lose business interests, a second home, stocks, bonds, and many other assets if they are not properly protected.

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The Messerli Law Firm

Why Choose The Messerli Law Firm?

  • Trustworthiness
    Attorney Messerli is committed to his clients and is responsible for providing consistent communication.
  • Business Background
    With over 20 years of business experience, Attorney Messerli understands the intricacies of your case on multiple levels.
  • Boutique Approach
    Attorney Messerli takes the time to investigate your case and determine the best solution for you.
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Hear From Our Happy Clients

  • "Matthew Messerli was confident, knowledgeable and worked hard for me."
    He was very open and honest throughout the entire process from start to finish.
    - Justin, Owner, TX Bio LC
  • "My family and I are very fortunate to have Mr. Messerli to represent us on a variety of cases from Real Estate to Tax Law as well as Business."
    Very knowledgeable and passionate in assisting customers and clients with their legal issues.
    - Zach
  • "He is very thorough, detail oriented and we have found that he will always advise you what he feels to be the best course of action."
    We have been very grateful to have the knowledge and expertise of The Messerli Law Firm to guide us through what for us was unfamiliar territory.
    - President & CEO, Transportation Based Corporation
  • "For as long as there is need for legal counsel, my choice will be The Messerli Law Firm."
    Matthew at The Messerli Law Firm has been the most outstanding representation I have ever received.
    - Chris, Co-Founder and CTO, Dextr Inc.

How an Attorney Can Help You Protect Your Assets

The specific plan for protecting assets depends on the size and types of your assets and the circumstances requiring asset protection.

After analyzing your particular situation, an asset protection attorney in Fort Worth may implement one (or several) of the following strategies to shield your assets from various financial risks:

  • Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs) and Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs). Texas law limits creditors’ right to make claims against and seize assets held in an FLP or LLC.
  • Inherited individual retirement accounts (IRAs). While creditors cannot file claims against your individual retirement account, they may be able to go after accounts inherited by your beneficiaries. In that case, your attorney may advise you to execute and designate a Trust as an IRA beneficiary.
  • Transferring assets to a Trust. This is a common asset protection strategy in Texas. When you transfer your assets to a Trust, the assets held in the Trust are generally protected from creditors.
  • Cash and investments held in a life insurance policy or annuity. Your cash and other investments held in a life insurance policy or annuity are beyond the reach of creditors.
  • Adding an umbrella liability policy. An umbrella liability policy is an addition to your homeowners, automobile, or watercraft policy coverage that protects your assets and savings if you lose a lawsuit for a sum that exceeds your insurance policy limits. 
  • Prenuptial, postnuptial, non-marital, or marital property agreements. Since any marriage or romantic relationship can end when you least expect it, it is critical to have an attorney draft an agreement to protect your assets from your spouse or significant other.
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