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How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued Before starting up, it's important to set up protections for your personal assets, including your home. Here, attorney Mark Kohler explains.

By Mark J. Kohler

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Of all the personal assets to protect in case your business gets sued, your house should be among the most important. Here, attorney Mark Kohler offers five legal factors to keep in mind:

1. Make sure you're operating your business as a proper legal entity.
2. Be mindful of any personal guarantees you sign on behalf of your business.
3. Familiarize yourself with the homestead exemption in your state. It could help protect your home.
4. Also know the "tenancy by the entirety" rule. In about 20 states, it says that no matter what happens to your business, you can't lose your home if you are married, he says.
5. If you have a considerable amount of equity in your home, consider an equity-stripping strategy to protect it.

Mark J. Kohler

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Author, Attorney and CPA

Mark Kohler, M.PR.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a highly respected Founding and Senior Partner at KKOS Lawyers, specializing in tax, legal, wealth, estate, and asset protection planning. With a reputation as a YouTube personality, best-selling author, and national speaker, Kohler is dedicated to guiding clients through complex legal and financial landscapes to achieve their American Dream. He also serves as the co-founder and Board Member of the Directed IRA Trust Company and has launched the Main Street Certified Tax Advisor Program to train CPAs and Enrolled Agents nationwide. As the co-host of The Main Street Business Podcast and The Directed IRA Podcast, he simplifies intricate topics like legal and tax strategy, asset protection, retirement, investing, and wealth growth. Mark Kohler's commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners attain success and financial security has made him a trusted expert in the field, benefiting countless individuals and businesses in navigating the financial and business world with confidence.

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