Overview of Combining Family Limited Partnerships and International Trusts
For maximum asset protection, we often recommend that the limited partnership interests be owned by an international asset protection trust. Family members can be the general partners and control the partnership assets. Upon any threat to the partnership, or its assets, the partnership simply liquidates.
Since the international trust would own most of the partnership interest, it would receive a corresponding share of the partnership assets upon liquidation. The partnership proceeds entrusted internationally would enjoy considerably greater protection. Moreover, since the trust owns the limited partnership interest, it would not be subject to a charging order from creditors of any family members involved in the partnership.
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