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Can I protect property by putting it into an irrevocable trust?
As a general rule yes, as long as you aren't being actively sued now or anticipate it within 6 months or so. Otherwise it can be considered "fraud on a creditor" if the intent is to keep creditors from being able to collect on a debt. The creditor can challenge the transfer an claim it was done with intent to defraud and that it was a fraudulent conveyance and ask a judge to set aside the normal protections of the trust.
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