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I have a personal guarantee on a commercial lease in

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i have a personal guarantee on a commercial lease in florida. but the biz is going belly up. I have all of my property and business located in louisiana, in a irrevocable trust. Can that umbrella be broken and have liens put on it. curious before there is legal action.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: my property is in louisiana. the biz going bust is in florida.
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: i have trust setup by my attorney in louisiana that has my residence and my business until the trust.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: the landlord will be sending a demand, default letter monday , I am sure. I am hoping that the trust will not be broken thru with the personal guarantee that I signed.

Thank you for using JA. I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs. Thank you for your patience as I review your question. I will post my response shortly.

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So long as you have no control over the assets in the trust and it was properly drafted and funded, the trust should provide protection from any claims against you personally.

The reason is that the trust is viewed as a separate entity from you and therefore, it is not liable for claims against you. So, the landlord will not be able to attach any assets titled to the trust for claims against you, even if the get a judgement against you.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
thank you. that is my confirmation for protection as he is a real pain. Have a great weekend.

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