LLCs and Asset Protection About a decade ago, we experienced one of the most difficult economic periods since the early part of the 20th century. From that experience, there were many businesses and individuals who suffered serious financial losses, even to the point where some have not been able to fully recover yet. There were a lot of businesses that ended up having to close down for good, as well as countless individuals and families who lost the homes and other vital assets. Since then, the economy has certainly improved a great deal, and the majority of us who survived that time have been able to learn some valuable lessons about how to stay protected from any future financial harm. Going through that rough period, many people have since learned of the great importance of having certain measures in place to protect their assets from being taken away. Until then, there was a surprising number of people who were not even clear on the distinction between what assets are and what liabilities are. Even in those cases when someone did understand that things like homes and properties are considered assets, while other things like cars are considered liabilities, since they generally lose their value over time. With a firmer grasp of what assets really are, many of us have been able to learn more about what steps we can take to both protect the assets we currently have, as well as increase the numbers of assets we have. Of the various strategies that we can use to protect our assets, the process of forming a limited liability company, or LLC, as been one that has recently become very popular. Our steadily advancing technologies, along with the rapid expansion of global online markets, has inspired many people to start their own businesses. Especially since the vast majority of these are small businesses, if not essentially owned and operated by a single person, they have learned that establishing their businesses as LLCs is one of the best ways to ensure protection of their personal assets, should anything go wrong. If they were to form their businesses without the protection of an LLC, they are then at risk of losing their personal assets along with their business assets if someone were to file and win a lawsuit against them.
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When you form your business as an LLC, you are afforded some of the same benefits and protections as corporations, but without as much bureaucracy and as many personal risks. Again, the key factor here is that a standard corporation can be handed a judgment in a lawsuit which could then place your personal assets at risk of being taken away. An LLC, on the other hand, provides greater assurance that your personal and business assets are not counted together. Because of this, should your business assets ever happen to be taken away, your personal assets should still be safe and protected.
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For anyone that has enough discipline and will to form their own business, this is actually a pretty great time to do so. Learning from the past, by taking steps like forming the business as an LLC, people are less likely to repeat the financial mistakes that led to our previous economic struggles.