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Statutory law consists of millions of laws. They change every year and are so numerous and complicated that they require well paid lawyers to keep up with them. They have created a whole industry of lawyers that parasite off society because of it. Such laws are generally designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many -- the lawyers, the politicians, the big corporations, and the cabal's favored interests. Legal entities set up under statutory law are subject to those millions of laws and require expensive and complicated legal expertise to defend them.

Common law, by contrast, has been around for millions of years, and will continue to be around for millions of years. It rarely changes. It's basically, "Don't lie, don't steal, and don't violate the rights of others." It is the closest thing to natural law, or universal law, that is active in human affairs. It was the basis of the US court system until 1938. It is still the underlying authority and is now returning in force.

Trusts and legal instruments that are created under natural law have far greater freedoms. They are subject only to the natural law and are thus sovereign and immune from the ever-changing statutory laws. They can go on generation after generation, well into the Golden Age, and flourish, because they're based on what is timeless.

The words Creator, Grantor, and Settlor refer to the same person . . . the person who has the trust created and who places assets into it. The Trustee is the person in whose care and stewardship the trust is placed . . . who assumes the responsibility for the safety and proper administration of the trust's assets. The Beneficiary is the person (or entity) for whom the assets are being held, for distribution at a later time. The Protector is the person appointed by the Creator and/or the Beneficiary to hire and fire trustees. Not every trust has a Protector; whether one is appointed is the sole choice of the Creator and/or the Beneficiary.

No one owns it -- it owns itself. That's the whole point -- to remove "ownership" (and therefore liability) from the individuals. And we’re not saying, “you don’t have to pay taxes”. We are saying the trust is nontaxable. And if you don’t own it, then of course even if you pay personal taxes on other income and assets, it is true that you would not be liable for income tax on the trust’s assets. Natural law trusts don’t have “income” as defined by tax agencies; they have “assets” and “increase”.

[The EIN is for those who wish to open a bank account for the trust in the United States of America. It stands for Employer Identification Number, and even if you have no employees, the trust still needs to get the number from the IRS, for banking purposes only.] For those living or banking in other countries, each country may have its own national business entity identification number that may need to be acquired to open a bank account in that country.

You only need the EIN, or equivalent number in whatever country you are in, if you are going to open a bank account for the trust. The EIN is "for banking purposes only" -- not for filing tax returns. The EIN is required by the banks in the USA for opening accounts, as an identifier number only.

The EIN is very simple, easy, and quick to get, and it is free. It is done online on the IRS website and the trust writer can show you how to do it. It takes 15-20 minutes. Once the form is filled out, it just takes a few minutes or seconds for the system to generate it.

No, it is not a "total life makeover". All it is, is acquiring a wonderful instrument with which you can do many things. It is not as complicated as you seem to be imagining. It's really very simple. You could just continue doing everything you were doing before. The only difference is, now you could be doing it in the name of the trust.

If you take an IRA out of your name, it will trigger a taxable event, even though the trust may be nontaxable. So, the taxes would occur before you can put the assets into the trust. A better way would be for you to make the trust the beneficiary of the IRA. Then, that would be a non-taxable event. It would be an exchange for beneficial interest in the trust. So, you can name the trust as beneficiary of the IRA and use the trust to hold other assets as well.

That's absolutely fine. It is equally applicable to all countries. That is the appeal of it. Natural law is universal; and therefore, any trust based on it is more simple, more flexible, and more international than statutory entities.

The assets in the trust will not show up anywhere as being "your" assets. They will belong to the trust, not to you.

Yes, the trust writer will be available for ongoing consultation, however, you don't really need him to answer a thing like that, because you would administer your affairs pretty much the same as you would without the trust. The only difference is you are doing it in the name of the trust. Otherwise the rest of your individual, business, commercial, and investment affairs are the same. The only time you would need to consult him is if it specifically pertains to any aspects of the trust that are perhaps not already covered in the trust manual.

This question arises precisely because of the 99% of the trusts and legal entities out there that are not good and well written Natural Law Trusts. We define “well written” as including the feature of less words, less text, less pages, less legalese, and less complicated language. The good ones are written in plain simple high school English. Therefore, large learning curves are not necessary.
Most of the world is accustomed to corporations, foundations, trusts, and other legal entities as requiring lots of education and studying to master. Most of these entities are riddled with landmines and pitfalls, costing severe consequences if one makes one small mistake. Therefore, the questioner can be forgiven for assuming that a Natural Law Trust also requires huge learning curves. Not so.

Believe it or not, we don't conduct workshops. You are overcomplicating things. You need to relax! Really, it is simpler and better than you seem to be imagining. We think companies that run big promotions of trusts or other legal entities with seminars and so on actually do less good for their clients than the really good Natural Law Trust writers are doing. Precisely because they have much fewer numbers of clientele, they are able to act more like a friend and give more personal attention. Companies that run workshops, on the other hand, are less personal, and will be less caring, with less personal concern or attention.

Good Natural Law Trust writers have an excellent history of avoiding trouble, and their clients have generally avoided problems with the trusts as well, due to the proper design of the trusts, and the recommendations they provide for proper operation of the trusts.

You are more fortunate than you may realize, to have the offer to be introduced to a Natural Law Trust writer. They are not famous or high profile and they want to keep it that way.
(The question below adds more to this thought about learning, so please read that too.)

Thank you for showing so much interest, and we are glad you wish to learn. However, the really good Natural Law Trust writers have chosen to go a different way than most trust purveyors. Where many of them get overly wordy and complicated and develop it into a business and almost an academic institution, the better ones have preferred to take more the spiritual approach, which is to keep it simple, concentrate the best of all approaches into a shorter form, free up the user's time, and leave more time free for spiritual practices and quality time with the family.

After all, money, possessions, asset protection, physical things, and all the concerns about them, are not everything. You know that the meaning of life is much deeper.

There are complicated websites and extensive natural law seminars, books, and verbose speakers who will hold forth for hours about all manner of trust philosophy and so on. In the end, we observe that they end up providing no more real benefit than we do, by keeping it simple. In fact, simplicity can be more effective than complexity and time-consuming learning curves.

The willingness to open the accounts for these trusts is not determined by which institution it is. Since natural law instruments have not been as uniformly understood by banks as statutory entities, it often more depends upon which employee you are speaking with in the bank, and what mood they happen to be in that day. It is really that subjective.

One of the best ways to have a higher likelihood that the bank will open your account, is if you have already banked at that institution for years, in your personal name or some business name. If the institution knows you . . . if they have long since done their “KYC” – Know Your Customer – on you . . . if they consider you to be an upstanding citizen and bank customer, and especially if you have developed a bit of a friendship with any of the bankers working there, then they may be willing to open the account for the trust, even if they are unfamiliar with such trusts and wouldn’t do so otherwise for someone walking in off the street. They may open the account because they know you will be the signatory, and they are comfortable with who you are.

Further, if you have been following the global reset news, you know that there are powerful developments moving the entire world more towards a natural law banking system. Therefore, it is increasingly likely that more and more banks will be more than happy to accommodate customers with natural law instruments.

In the meantime, if you need to approach an institution where you don’t already have an existing relationship, then just walk in with the pages from the trust that the trust writer will have indicated you should take (and no more) and ask them. If they say no, then they have probably done you a favor . . . because their very unwillingness to welcome such a virtuous relationship shows that there is something questionable about their own policies and practices. So, go down the street and try another institution.

It only takes trying a few, to find one that will say yes. We have never heard of anyone not being able to find an institution that will open the account.

Remember as well that you can have checking accounts at other types of institutions, such as investment houses, securities brokerages, online payment processors, and credit unions. They too are known to have opened accounts for these trusts. Hence, you have other viable options besides just banks.

No. There are no annual fees or further costs or fees to be paid to a good trust writer’s trust, unless you engage him for any special consulting needs that are above and beyond the normal consulting he provides that is directly related to the creation of the trust and the commencement of your operation of it.

You could, but it is not recommended, if your assets are substantial. The traditional cardinal rule among all wealthy people who use trusts is, have a different trust for each different asset. “Never put all your eggs in one basket”. Have one for each house, one for each car, one for each business, one for each investment, etc. etc. In the early 1990s it was rumored that the Rockefellers had as many as 7000 of these trusts. The reason is, what if you were to put all your assets into one trust, and then some problem was to arise with it? All the assets might be at risk.

It is rare and unlikely that the trust would ever be successfully attacked, legally, or that it would be penetrated. In fact, we have NEVER ONCE heard of that happening with a good Natural Law Trust. But what if you had made the mistake of appointing co-trustees who later became disagreeable with you? If a conflict between trust officers were to arise, could they take your assets from it?

Again, these trusts are set up so ingeniously and so beautifully, that their very design minimizes the chances of problems. The design is fabulous, and so if the trust is operated according to the guidelines suggested, and if you are not using the trust in dangerous or questionable activities, then it is extremely unlikely that the assets in it would ever be at risk. But the whole point of asset protection is to maximize the security of the assets. Thus, the traditional cardinal principle is, “have a different trust for each different asset”.

We have no particular opinion other than we generally prefer natural law entities over statutory ones. In addition, please be aware that good Natural Law Trusts can operate as foundations. The only possible disadvantage we can think of is that if you are accepting donations and you want the donors to be able to write off their donations on their tax returns as tax deductible, then your foundation may have to be a statutory entity. We are assuming that's what you are referring to in Canada, as a Private Interest Foundation. In the US, a 501(3)(c) can operate as a foundation and be tax exempt, but it is a statutory entity and thus is subject to a long list of regulations. It does, however, offer the benefit that donors to it can have their donations be tax deductible.

If your foundation is philanthropic and will be giving donations rather than receiving them, then a good Natural Law Trust could be set up that way and would be far superior, in our opinion, because it would have no tax agency or government filing requirements and would therefore be subject only to natural laws -- i.e. don't lie, don't steal, don't violate the basic rights of others, etc. It would be free of the millions of ever-changing statutes legislated by politicians and lawyers every year.

Or, if your foundation will be receiving donations, but you don't care whether the donations will be tax deductible for the donors, then too, the Natural Law Trust would be superior.

The bylaws of the trust are in the indenture, in the corpus of it. They’re not termed “bylaws”, but that’s basically what they are. Shares of the trust are called “units”. These are all explained in the indenture and in the manual. However, the trust is not properly called a “corporation”. A corporation is a public entity that is generally statutory. That’s why these trusts are sometimes called “unincorporated business organizations”.

Absolutely. That’s the whole purpose of it. If there were no ongoing process and growth, expansion, then it would just be a dormant entity and have little or no purpose. Most users of these trusts add documents to the trust on an ongoing basis, recording every significant transaction in a 3-ring paper binder notebook and in the computer files. Guidelines for all this are included in the indenture and in the manual that come with the trust.

Yes. Exempt statutory entities like 501(3)(c)s don't have to pay taxes either, but the difference with a good design of Natural Law Trust is that such trusts file no returns.

BEFORE the RV, the cabal has already been "closely monitoring where every dollar goes", and has ALREADY caused countless problems for peaceful, harmless, and life-supporting people everywhere! People think reports are only issued for transactions $10K and above, but FINCEN, Echelon, and other systems have been tracking every dollar down to the penny in REAL TIME for YEARS.

The DIFFERENCE with the NEW system is that the tracking may continue, but the world monetary system will be in new hands . . . hands that are more compassionate, more interested in alleviating suffering than causing it, more interested in letting people live free, and more in tune with universal law.

So . . . everyone who is harmless, who has the best interests of all life at heart, and who isn't planning to use their money to dominate, exploit, divide, conquer, parasite, violate, or abuse . . . will THRIVE and FLOURISH in the new system, uninterfered with . . . in complete freedom. We would say the only people who should be concerned about the tracking are those who plan to violate the ethics of the universe with their funds.

Whether the funds are in a good Natural Law Trust or not, makes no difference in that respect. A good Natural Law Trust is among the best on the planet . . . but even so, it's like having the best computer. It's still a neutral device. What is done with it depends upon the consciousness and the ethics of the user. One can have the best trust and still commit evil acts with it. That is exactly what members of the dark elite have been doing. They have been using these very same trusts. That's why they have not legislated against them and will not do so. But the effects of their use of such wonderful instruments have been harmful to society, as you know. It is time for those of the Light to use these very same instruments, of such advanced powers of asset protection, for spreading the Light and the Good.

Therefore, anyone using these trusts in that way, should have absolutely no problem being tracked, being watched, and being recorded as to what they do with their funds. They can be PROUD of what they are doing, and HAPPY to be seen in the full sunshine of broad daylight! You will find with these trusts and with the educational orientation from which they come, that we stand with such strength in the law, and in our decades of successful experience with these trusts, we have nothing to hide and are not very interested in trying to be unseen. The only thing that we keep unseen, really, is the corpus of the trust. That is never given to any agency or any bank or institution. Only certain pages from it are shown to open bank accounts, as necessary, and no more. The trust is NOT publicly recorded anywhere. It is this privacy of its content that is part of the reason for its strength of protection. But other than that, we do everything in the full sunshine of broad daylight and have no worries about any "tracking" or "monitoring".

Step 1: follow the instructions in the trust manual for adding assets into the trust. Transfer the assets of the sole proprietorship into the trust via documents that you create and add into the trust notebook. In most cases, there is no wisdom in posting or recording these documents publicly. It is a private transaction.

Step 2: begin having all monies that were previously paid to the sole proprietorship, now being paid to the trust.

Step 3: likewise, begin paying all expenses and expenditures that were previously being paid by the sole proprietorship, now from the trust.

Then you can appoint a protector, in addition to the other trust officers. The creator may, through the protector, as set forth in the trust instrument, remove a trustee. The cause for removing a trustee is not required to be disclosed. The power to remove a trustee may cause various problems if not done properly. The safest way to avoid these problems is for the creator to appoint a protector, who can replace a non-related trustee with another non-related trustee.

It is good for you to know that via Google you will encounter a sea of websites with all kinds of opinions all over the map about trusts. Very few of them are even discussing the exact TYPE of trust that we consider to be a “good” Natural Law Trust. Very few of them know about the superior legal simplicity, purity, and style of the good ones.

If you like absorbing a vast variety of opposing opinions, many of which contain disinformation or misinformation, because your intellect is huge, and you can handle the controversies with ease, then fine -- survey the Google landscape. But if your intent is more practical, and you simply want to have the very best and most user-friendly protection, with the lowest likelihood of any problems, it would be good to simply be grateful that you have already found the best. Don’t confuse yourself by the others.

You would almost never want to consult an attorney regarding the content or the functions of these trusts, because they are written under natural law, whereas attorneys, by definition, usually specialize in statutory law. They are dangerous because they are brainwashed by it and will not only fail to be of help regarding Natural Law Trusts, but they can actually cause harm by their misunderstanding of them and disinformation about them. Therefore it would be rare that you would ever want to consult an attorney regarding any trust business. If you do, it should focus on the transaction, whatever is the subject of the consultation, and NOT the content or design of the trust. Very little information about the structure of the trust should be given to any attorney -- as little as possible.

Your question stems from a statutory mentality, because statutes are country-specific. Natural Law Trusts, by contrast, are universal. If the trust were a statutory one, then it would be relevant to find out specifically for clients in which countries such trusts have been created. But the fact that it is NOT statutory, but rather is operating on the higher and more evolved plane of natural law, meaning that it this is not a necessary question for you to ask. Suffice it to say, good Natural Law Trust writers are world travelers and have clients in many countries. Natural law goes everywhere. Hence it is not necessary to determine whether the trust is applicable to any country in particular.

The trust gives Units of Beneficial Interest. These are like shares of stock in the trust. A settlor (or anyone) can certainly “donate” valuables to a trust, without any units being received in exchange, but that sets up the donor for being questioned later. If any liability were ever to come against the donor, the claimant could challenge the gift as an avoidance of obligation. But if the giver receives Units of Beneficial Interest from the trust in exchange for the asset transferred into it, then it is perceived as a lot more normal and acceptable to others. Exchange transactions take place by the millions every day all over the world. That is ordinary commerce.

No, because the units are not traded on any public exchanges, and thus have no publicly determinable monetary value. The value is given to them by the officers of the trust, within the boundary of the private trust contract. It can therefore not be questioned or interfered with by any outside party. It is private and confidential information. When the value can thus not be determined by an outside party, there is no way for that outside party to make an intelligent claim to it.

And finally, the very fact of having received the units in the first place is private. There is no need for the settlor or whoever transferred assets to the trust to disclose the receipt of the Units of Beneficial Interest to any public agency or any outside party. It is private knowledge protected within the trust contract relationship. This bestows an even more significant protection to the transferor. If no one knows that someone has received Units of Beneficial Interest, how can anyone even contemplate claiming them?

It is beautiful to hear from you. The most institutions we have ever had to apply to within a two-week period, to find one that would say "yes", was five. Many people interview more banks than that just to see which one they prefer. In the decades we have been gaining experience with these trusts, not once have we ever heard of anyone, anywhere in the world, who was not able to find a financial institution that would open an account for it.

Let them see certain of the documents. See the list of pages to take to the bank, in the instructions included with the trust. Bring copies of each of those documents on the list to the institution at which you wish to open the account. Don't bring any other parts of the trust, even if they ask for them. If they are not satisfied with the items on the list, then thank them politely and go to a different institution.

If the institution at which you are applying is at a significant distance from you, then you could fax or email the documents. If you can physically visit the institution, then simply walk in and bring the papers. Ask any questions you wish to ask, but the main request is to have their legal department or trust department look over the papers you have brought and tell you whether they would be happy to open an account for that trust. They may have some questions they wish to ask you. It is usually nice to politely provide the answers, if the questions are reasonable.

As to credit unions in the USA and their equivalents in other countries, we have found in the USA that they are willing to open the account only if the signatory's credit rating is at a certain level -- we believe it was in the 600s. Since they are a credit union, they care more about the credit score of the personal signatory than they do about the structure of the trust or what kind of laws it is based on. The same kind of priority might exist at equivalent institutions in other countries as well.

It is the latter -- as you have said -- they are usually not educated in natural law.

One of the best is the book "The Creature from Jekyll Island", by G. Edward Griffin, which tells the true story of the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Morgans, and other banking families in Europe and America, from the 1700s to the present . . . and the monetary system that took over the world as a result. It explains the central banking system, the largest of which is the Federal Reserve in the U.S. Once a reader understands what is in that book, he or she will appreciate the wisdom of basing the design of a trust on the natural law . . . and he or she will understand why the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and other banking families have used these very types of trusts for their own asset protection.

Whether you wish to bother educating your prospective banker, or whether it is easier and more desirable to simply go to a different institution where perhaps they already understand some of these things . . . depends upon how much you like the particular institution in question. We have never had to bother educating any bankers, because all we do was apply at two, three, or four institutions, and one would always say "yes". We didn't think it was important for us to take the time to find out WHY they said "yes". They may or may not have much education in natural law or the history of banking, but if they said "yes" to opening the account, who cares what their educational background is? You would then perhaps only care about that if you were to develop a friendship or a close working business relationship with that banker.

Yes, usually good Natural Law Trust writers give quantity discounts.

This depends upon how English-speaking your prospective bank or financial institution is. That will vary on a case by case basis.

No, your trustee only has whatever information you give him or her. If you are manager of the trust, that role includes the ability to bank, be the signatory on bank accounts, add assets into the trust, take assets out, and you can organize it so that the trustee is informed of, and signs on, only those transactions on which you wish to include him. If that is "none", then it will be "none". It's up to you.

This is much stronger than an NDA. A trustee or trust officer can only take what he knows exists. If he doesn't know it exists, there is no way he can even have the thought of taking it.

For example, we have a friend as co-trustee with us on a couple of trusts, but he hasn't the foggiest idea what these trusts have. Nor does he have access to those assets, because he lacks the information about them. And we would trust him with our lives . . . but after all, he wouldn't even WANT to know what the trusts have . . . or otherwise, if he did, and if anything were to happen to those assets, he could be erroneously suspected. So he doesn't even KNOW about them.

Normally a trustee is signatory on trust bank accounts, but as manager you can organize it so that the trust only authorizes you, not the trustee(s), to be signatory.

Every important question that any client of a good Natural Law Trust has had, has always been answered to the full satisfaction of the client, one way or the other. The worldwide network of a good Natural Law Trust writer is rich enough to allow him to follow many different leads to get to any type of expertise you may need anywhere. However, the good news is also that the need for complex expertise pertaining to these trusts is very rare. Most of the time, the trusts are simple enough to operate anywhere that no extra special expertise is needed.

A good trust writer can create it in one day . . . but he asks the client who you want as beneficiary, who you want as trustee, and other officers and so on. Usually it is the client who takes a few days figuring out the answers to these questions. As soon as the client has given the trust writer all the answers he needs, he can generally have the trust produced in one day.

It would only be a problem if a capital gains tax is imposed on the CE (Currency Exchange). Many experts don't believe there will be one, but others say there will be. The trust eliminates that risk. If the trust isn't in place and the CE is done in one's personal name, or in the name of a statutory business entity, then the capital gains tax may apply. If the CE is allowed to proceed without any tax on ANY of the currency holders, then it is not an issue. Then the trust is just an excellent instrument for other types of asset protection, for prevention of future tax filings on income, for efficiency in organization and distribution, and for the best in estate planning.

We hope that turns out to be correct. There has certainly been a lot of controversy on this issue. The Golden Age is in the process of dawning, as you know. This will be a time when forced and involuntary taxes will no longer exist on this planet. Powerful forces are at this very moment overhauling the central monetary and banking structures on this planet, as you know, in preparation for a universally prosperous, debt-free, slave-free, and tax-free system globally. But whether the tax will have ended by the time of the RV and the GCR, only time will tell.

Yes. The banks will look at the value of the property, and who can carry the note, not who owns it. The house would now have a lien on it, under the name of trust.

Just because the trust is outside of statutory laws doesn’t mean its transactions are. The subject here is not the trust or its structure that is the concern of the statute. The subject is the mortgage transaction. If there is a default on the loan, they will attempt to foreclose on property, no matter who owns it. So, regardless of whether the trust or you personally own it, one must still stand up to the fraudulent bank, and say,

1) prove to me [under penalties of perjury] that real money actually came out of your pocket, and you have a valid loss;

2) show me the original note and chain of title; and

3) who has the note now.... ???

We would suggest exchanging the house into the trust. It’s much safer and more private. Use an LLC just for business and public view, if at all. The trust can also be a member of the LLC, and own 98% of it. The mortgage lender wouldn’t care whether the trust or the LLC is the source of the payments. If the LLC is the entity that can show the income, the let the LLC qualify for the loan and make the payments on behalf of the trust. But the house would be much more protected if the trust is the owner of it.

Yes, if you wish. If you appoint a second trustee, when setting up the trust they will get full disclosure of the assets in the trust. They will also have to be part of the decision making with future assets. If it is a small trust, meaning it doesn't have much in the way of assets or activity, then perhaps a second current trustee is not even needed. A second current trustee may be more merited if the trust has a lot of activity and needs more officers to assist. Or a second current trustee could be desirable if the primary trustee has a colleague, business partner, or friend with whom he or she wishes to work and share control. The second trustee has to be non-family-related to the primary trustee.

But, if there is no second current trustee, then there absolutely MUST be a successor trustee. Having a successor trustee is a good idea anyway, sometime . . . because what would happen if the existing trustees leave this Earth or otherwise resign or become unavailable? Then the trust is orphaned and left adrift upon the sea. So, whenever convenient, each current trustee should have a successor trustee appointed . . . a trustee to take over if and when the current trustee is no longer serving the role.
If there are two current trustees, then it is not as urgent to have a successor trustee. But if there is only one current trustee, then it is mandatory to have a successor trustee appointed immediately. The banks will require this, if a bank account is to be opened for the trust.

Yes, because the idea behind the Protector is to have somebody who can watch over the Trustee and terminate the Trustee for any misconduct. So, if you choose to have a Protector (optional), then they must know about the assets in the trust in order to make sure the Trustees do not misuse them.

If you open a bank account in your home country then the sovereign domicile of the trust is still your home country, because you will get an identification number from whatever authority the banks require in your country. It can be registered in other countries following each country’s own national business entity identification number that may need to be acquired to open a bank account in that country. You will need the identification number equivalent in the particular country in which you are opening a bank account. Otherwise, there is no registration of any kind required, anywhere.

NO, as long as the bank is willing to open an account for you, then you can open as many accounts at different banks as you wish.

Yes, it can, hypothetically, just like any other trust. However, we have never heard of the really good ones having been sued. There is an understanding of natural law arising and reawakening on the planet. It may have its local applications in regional statutes, common law, and the UCC, but its central domicile is in the universal natural law.

As a result, we are aware of no good quality Natural Law Trust that has ever been sued. One of the reasons is that the trust officers keep most of its documents private, and never give copies of most of the trust to any agency or institution. It is not a public trust and it is not registered anywhere. Therefore, if a would-be attacker wants to sue it, how is it going to make the suit intelligent? It won't have enough information about the trust's officers and activities to structure the suit intelligently. While this may not guarantee that the trust will never be sued, it does vastly reduce the likelihood of it. And it further reduces the likelihood that any such suit, if it were initiated, would be successful for the attacker.

This would be the case only if the asset does not have any accompanying document. However, if there are documents you can include like a notarized Exchange to Trust Minute, it would be more satisfying to an outside party as proof. Separate trusts can also hold auto and mortgage titles for cars and houses. (Never put high-liability items like cars, trucks, boats, planes, or trains into the same trust with other valuable assets. Keep them all separate. “Never put all your eggs in one basket”.) Always include copies of what documents you have and can include per asset. If it is some purchased item and you still have the proof of purchase, that would be good to be included to show its value.

Yes, if the trustee has signed a minute giving the manager that power. But keep in mind, one person can wear different hats. If the creator, beneficiary, and manager are the same person, it would be in the role of manager that this person would be exercising that power. This is because the creator will have relinquished authority at the beginning of the creation of the trust, and the beneficiary role is a passive one, not an active one. So regardless of whether it is the same person, it is only as manager that one would be executing banking transactions and other trust business. Or if the individual who set up the trust has arranged it so that someone else is the creator and the individual who set it up is the managing trustee, then that is the person who can be the signatory on the account.

Good quality and properly written Natural Law Trusts are irrevocable. This means the settlor relinquishes all further control of the trust at its inception. However, the same person can play the role of the manager. The manager can make changes and perform actions in that role, assuming s/he has determined the rules written into the trust and follows them. If you want to give a certain role independent powers, then you can also write that into the trust. You can administer the trust any way you want, as long as it maintains certain basic structural principles.

The trustees have the legal access, but in practice, the manager can have the practical access, if that is the desire of the manager and the trustees. This means that the trustees would have basically signed a minute authorizing the manager to have such access, and then the manager would handle the day to day practical business of the trust according to the agreement s/he will have signed with the trustees. The terms and conditions of that agreement are entirely up to the preferences and the discretion of the manager and the trustees.

To think that the creator co-signs on the trust documents is a mistake. This is not the case. Remember, as we have said, the creator (settlor) relinquishes authority at the beginning of the trust. Yes, you are right -- if the creator were to have signatory power over the whole trust, it would place its assets at great risk. In fact, that would transform it from an irrevocable trust into a revocable one. That is precisely why good Natural Law Trusts are irrevocable. By having the creator relinquish control at the beginning, it makes the assets irrevocably protected within the trust.

A funny story about this occurred in 2013, when a trustee went to a branch of Chase Bank to open an account. The bank refused to open the account on the basis that the trust gave the settlor no signatory authority over the entire trust. When we communicated this to our trust writer, he laughed and said "Of course that is what they would like! By giving the creator signatory power over the whole trust, it makes it a 'grantor trust' -- and it is thus revocable. It makes it a lot easier to penetrate and get at its assets." So, that is why the good Natural Law Trusts are irrevocable.

Yes, the creator can act as "witness" to the trustee. And YES, you do have to have a witness to the trustee. We refer to it as executive manager. But remember, the creator relinquished its control at the beginning, so any use of the act of witnessing would only be in another capacity, such as manager.

You may be assuming that the trust is complicated, as are most other trusts out there -- including both statutory trusts and common law trusts. By contrast, the really good Natural Law Trusts are simple enough that it has been very rare that anyone has had to hire a professional to provide assistance for them. Should such a professional be needed, then yes, of course, such professionals are available.

A trustee does not need to know the law well. It is to your advantage to find somebody you know you will always get along with, and with whom it is easy to communicate. It is more important that the trustee be willing to follow your wishes without questioning them, than to have a trustee that is knowledgeable. Then that means if there is any particular type of legal knowledge you need, it would be more your responsibility to learn it. This way, you are still the one calling the shots, even though you have willingly and purposefully turned over the "legal" control of the trust to the trustees.

On the other hand, the reason we say it requires more understanding for the person who sets the trust up to be knowledgeable if he or she wants to be the trustee, is that then that person has both legal and practical control of the trust. That person should then really have a firm understanding of what he or she is doing. By playing the role of manager instead, and letting someone else be trustee, the two types of power are separated into two people – the legal control in the trustee and the practical control in the manager. Then the burden of responsibility is less on each person, and therefore the need for comprehensive trust understanding is less.

The only instance is if the trust is sued or somebody within the trust wants to sue the trustee. We have never heard of this happening with any well-designed Natural Law Trusts.

In essence, this is a very fortunate and evolutionary development which allows you to get really clear about the actual nature of your relationships. This trust business has given this benefit to thousands of people. Friends and family members whom we thought were really like-minded and trustworthy were not so much; and others whom we doubted were actually more like-minded and more trustworthy than we thought. It reveals who your true friends are.
The best kind of person to fulfill your trustee role is one who is both spiritually harmonious and intellectually comfortable with the role. Gaining a degree of comfort is not necessarily dependent upon having a lot of knowledge about how to be a trustee. It really has more to do with how much that person trusts you, and likewise, how much he or she trusts himself or herself. Hence if you really wanted someone to be trustee but she has doubts and fears about it, it may be that no amount of discussion and reasoning about it would change her mind . . . because perhaps there is something fundamentally lacking in her spiritual harmony with you or her own trust of herself.

Hopefully that perspective about her is incorrect, and it is simply a matter of her not having sufficient information about the role. She really needs to know that there is hardly any work to do, and there is really no liability and no risk to her. But the fact that she is expressing doubts and resistance without even asking more detailed questions about the risk, and the fact that she wasn't even willing to discuss it, is what indicates that no amount of discussion or favorable information would change her mind.

It also means that even if you were able to persuade her to say “yes”, she might turn out to be not such a good trustee, because she may continue to suffer from unreasonable paranoias, no matter how much you try to show her that they are unreal.
That is where the universe is giving you an evolutionary experience . . . in gently influencing you to reconsider. Perhaps there are other people in your sphere of friends and acquaintances whose virtues and compatibility for the trustee role might be more than you had considered at first.

That's a simple misunderstanding. The trust is NEVER held liable for the debts or obligations of any trust officer -- and that will include you. Regardless of whether you are the trustee and your SSN is on the bank account as the trustee, or you are playing some other role, no agency has ever penetrated any good Natural Law Trust for the debts and obligations of its officers. Trust money is legally separate money. That is part of what "asset protection" means. If the trust couldn't do that, it wouldn't be worth the paper it is written on.

With all the extreme corruption out there in most fields of commerce and legal affairs, of which everyone is aware, we never cease to be amazed at how religiously the system consistently honors the rights of these trusts. It is, no doubt, because the elite themselves use them . . . and they don't want their sanctity disturbed. If your money had been in one of these trusts, they could not and would not have levied the account, even if your SSN had been on the account as a trust officer.

Some trust clients want to be trustee. If so, you can’t be both trustee and grantor. Therefore, you need to appoint someone else as the grantor. That other person is referred to as “nominee” because he didn’t originate the idea of starting the trust. He simply agrees to the proposal of playing a temporary role. He receives no remuneration for doing so and has no responsibilities. He signs on as grantor, and then signs off. As you know, grantors in these trusts always sign off at the beginning as relinquishing all further involvement or control. Therefore, a nominee grantor is the easiest role to fill. There are further details in the documents that make it lawful and proper, but that’s the essence of it.

Yes to both. It is necessary for the trust to work because people die every day. People become incapacitated every day. People disappear every day. People go away or change their minds or get lost or get busy or whatever. For endless reasons, at least one additional trustee - - either current or successor - - is required to make a trust stand up. It’s like a square table. In order to stand up, it must have four legs. The trust must have a grantor, a beneficiary, and two trustees, at the absolute minimum. The bank also requires a second trustee if the creators of the trust wish to open a bank account for it, because the bank feels liable. What if the bank is holding significant assets for the trust and the single trustee disappears? The bank needs someone else to turn to.

This question is very important, but it results from statutory thinking. It assumes that somehow the agency that would audit the trust, or try to make it liable for taxes, has full information about it. Statutory trusts that are attorney-created and registered with the state do in fact disclose full information to the state, but House of Freedom International Natural Law Trusts are not attorney created, and they are not registered with the state. Therefore, they remain private, and the information about their assets and officers remains private.

This information is relevant in all countries, even though we will use the United States as an example. The “EIN” means “Employee Identification Number” in the U.S., issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It is basically the business equivalent of the Social Security Number (SSN) which is issued to individuals. In other countries, there is an equivalent - - a business identification number issued by the national tax office.

Normally this number is used for filing tax returns and paying income taxes. In their clever way, they made it double as an entity identification number for banking. So pretty much worldwide, the traditional banking systems have cooperated with their national tax agencies by making the number for taxes and the number for banking one and the same number.

For understandable reasons, hundreds of millions of people worldwide have found ways to operate outside their respective tax systems, to be independent, private, and free from such requirements. Thus, it is equally understandable that when newcomers to our House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust (NLT) discover that it too must get a tax ID number to open a bank account, newcomers to this topic often feel concerned.

Their concern is that by getting the number, it is returning to the tax system and putting the entity on the radar for tax inquiries, filing tax returns, and audits - - involving penalties if one does not file. But this is a simple misunderstanding. There are different uses for these numbers. On the individual level, those who have learned how to redocument themselves with a higher status in the government databases, learn how to use the SSN as one’s vehicle in commerce, rather than as a tax identification number for oneself. Likewise, for trust contracts, the business number assigned to it can be used simply as an ID number “for banking purposes only”.

This is not mere theory. It is proven in practice by millions of people. Personally, known to us are several thousand people who have been acquiring and operating our NLT since the 1990s, and to this day we have never heard of a single instance - - in any country - - where an NLT was coerced by any tax agency into disclosing its records or paying income tax. One of the reasons for this is that the tax agencies see it - - if they see it at all - - merely as a “pass through” entity to the ultimate taxpayer.

For American Citizens, there are a few methods for being 100% tax exempt on the individual level. One of these is called the Revocation of Election (ROE). Many people did it incorrectly and failed. But the perfectly correct way of doing it has seen a 100% success rate. At Brilliance in Commerce we refer anyone who is interested to one of the best consultants in America, who has a private service that provides the correct version of the ROE to individuals. Thus far, not a single one of his clients have seen it fail.

So, American Citizens who have completed the correct ROE would not be contacted by the IRS for tax liabilities period - - whether because they are the ultimate pass-through recipient of trust proceeds, or whether they had income from other sources. But even if they had not done the ROE, the trust is still an exception to the filing and paying laws. The IRS might hold the beneficiaries or other trust officers liable for taxes individually, but it will not deem the trust itself as taxable, as they see it as just a pass-through entity, like an LLC.

This gives the operators of an NLT the choice of what to do tax-wise on an individual level, while at the same time giving them a vehicle that has no tax requirements itself.

The fact that real life experiences amongst thousands of people in various countries have successfully demonstrated the complete absence of tax problems with NLTs should indicate to all newcomers that their fears are unfounded.

One of the reasons for this absence of problems, though, has to do with the precision with which we guide our clients in the trust setup and operation, and the acquisition of the ID number. For example, for those who wish to bank in the United States, we provide exact instructions for precisely how to apply for the ID number. Each box has to be checked correctly. Incorrect words must be avoided, and correct words must be given. Thus, it is imperative that trust clients wait until they receive their trust with these instructions before attempting to apply for the number . . . and it is critical that the instructions be followed exactly.

The instructions are almost the same for all countries, with just minor variations. The basic idea is to avoid the wrong words and to use the right words. Once the number is obtained, then a similar protocol must be followed for opening the bank account. Wrong words are to be avoided; correct words are to be used. Then the ongoing operation of the trust must follow certain rules.

These rules are a tiny percentage of the number of rules that statutory entities must follow. It’s like driving a car - - you can go anywhere you want, as long as you stay within the traffic lanes and follow basic driving rules. With statutory trusts, not only do you have to follow traffic rules, but you also are very limited as to where you are allowed to go . . . and you have long lists of regulations to follow and fees to pay.

Understanding all this, newcomers must be crystal clear that merely obtaining an identification number from a tax agency does NOT “make the trust subject to statutory laws and risk being audited”. The mere acquisition of the number changes nothing about the jurisdiction or the sovereignty of the trust. It is merely a number for banking only; nothing else.

Further, the information about the trust that is given to the tax agency is extremely minimal. The name and individual tax number of only one human being needs to be given as the “responsible party”, and NLTs allow anyone to play that role. Even if the trust creator himself or herself plays this role, there is no tax consequence by giving this number, because the trust is nontaxable, and the individual responsible party is only an officer of it.

No disclosure is given as to what type of trust it is, except “irrevocable”. Thus, other than that, no information is given to the tax agency as to the structure of the trust, the laws on which it is based, who the trust officers are, what its assets are, on whose behalf the assets are being held, or any other information. For all they know, this trust entity might be one created by a member of the elite. Therefore, the tax agencies generally remain quiet, hands-off, and noninvasive.

If a would-be attacker were to contemplate attacking such a trust, how would it do so without having full information about exactly whom it is attacking? Without knowing everything about the trust, it could not mount an intelligent attack. That is one of the reasons these trusts are safe. They operate under the international and universal right of private contract, and they exercise their right to keep most of their information private.

No, because the case would not be about the trust itself. The integrity of the structure of the trust and the type of law that it is based on is irrelevant to the courts, and therefore unquestionable. That is one of the reasons these trusts have never been penetrated or invalidated, and in fact cannot be invalidated.
Rather, what would be brought in a case to the court would be either claims against specific assets in the trust or claims against specific actions by the trust officers. In all such cases, the type of law on which the trust is based is not something that need be ever mentioned in the case. It is irrelevant. The type of law on which the trust is based is of no concern.

The trust itself is never subject to the jurisdiction of any court or any government. That is why it is referred to as “sovereign”. However, the actions of its officers can most certainly be brought under whatever local jurisdiction they may be involved with, or whatever jurisdiction a claimant may be in. Nevertheless, even so, a trustee is never personally liable for any claims against the trust.

Yes. Therefore, please understand that there is a brotherhood of sovereign trust users around the world - - some of whom are the super rich elite, but many of whom are now average people like us. A sovereign trust honors the divine right that all human beings have from their Creator to voluntarily enter into private contracts with each other, without requesting permission from the government and without registering the trust with the government.

Because of this perspective, you can understand that this is a transnational, global, planetary consciousness. It does not matter what country someone is in. The universal right of three or four human beings to go into private contract with each other without interference from “big brother” is ancient and eternal. It is not under any manmade jurisdiction.

The only time when law enforcement becomes necessary is if the parties to that contract actually commit harm against others - - the type of harm that constitutes a crime under worldwide common law - - the kind of crime that any human being in history, from ancient times to the present, would agree is a crime. It would have to be a violation of that other person’s rights that actually creates a victim. But then the prosecution of that crime would have nothing to do with the trust contract. It would only have to do with the actions of the individuals who went into the contract. So being, the trust itself remains aloof, transcendent, and irrelevant to the statutes.

Depending on your philosophy and persuasion, this gives you the choice of whether to use the registration procedures of the statutory system or use instead the sovereign approach which honors your privacy and frees you from the obligations of registration, taxation, licensing, regulations, compliance, fees, and bureaucracy.

Some people are more comfortable with the statutory system. We wish them well. Others feel much more at home with the Natural Law Trust approach. That is what we specialize in. If that is what interests you, we are happy to help.

The good news is that the answer is very simple. It is entirely up to the choice of the creator and the trustees. The creator, also known as the settlor, grantor, and exchanger, is the one who set the trust up. It is the responsibility of the trustees to follow the wishes of this individual, even though as settlor, s/he will have irrevocably signed off any further legal control over the trust at the beginning. As you may know from reading the eBook, that is one of the secrets of asset protection - - to entrust the assets to the trustees and relinquish all further legal control.

Control still exists, but it is based more on natural law - - ethics - - morals - - karma. It is a brotherhood/sisterhood of trust, wherein we trust each other more than we do the government, the attorneys, the police, the courts, and the violent military industrial complex. We trust each other. So, the trustees always follow the creator's wishes, even though they are - - by design - - not legally bound to do so. On the other hand, if the trustees were to act in violation of the covenants in the corpus of the trust, that would be called a breach, and that can be litigated in court. We are not aware of any instance where that has ever happened with any of our trusts, but that kind of enforcement is available.

Nevertheless, in answer to your question, which of the three options you listed would be decided between the creator-settlor (now signed off), and the trustees. Whichever of the three methods, or perhaps other alternatives, they decide upon, they can do. In all cases, it must be consistent with any rules that the creator may have instituted in the trust in the beginning of its creation.

For example, if one of the beneficiaries is ten years old, and the creator has specified in the trust indenture that the trustees will handle the welfare of the child until he is eighteen, without giving any purchases or monies directly to the child from the trust until then, it would be a breach to suddenly do so prior to the specified age. It is also possible that the creator could have given no such specifications. Many trusts are written with very few rules, or no rules other than those minimum ones that our trust writer writes into them that are generic to ALL trusts - - in order to make them stand up in integrity.

If the creator had not given any detailed specifications as to if, when, and how assets would be distributed to the beneficiaries, then decisions could be made between the creator and the trustees along the way pertaining to distributions that would not have to refer to any rules for compliance. But if the creator had specified rules, then s/he would be obliged to follow them, unless s/he makes a Letter of Wishes to the trustees to change the rules.

Bottom line - - it is all up to the creator and the advisement of the trustees to work together to decide if, how, and when distributions will be made . . . not just to the beneficiaries, but also to other trust officers, including the trustees, or even to a former trust officer - - the creator - - as well as outside parties. There is no prohibition against the trust making distributions to any party as long as it doesn't violate the simple standards that come with the trust, and as long as it doesn't violate the protocols laid down in the trust by the creator at creation.

The answer to this is depends upon one’s level of understanding, but it is not a critical question, because in both cases, the original owner of the assets can enjoy impervious protection of them in the trust. As to whether the asset owner elects to be creator/beneficiary/manager -- OR -- trustee, depends upon the various factors discussed in the "Roles of Creator, Beneficiary, and Trustee" section herein. It is based on the criteria given therein that one would decide which role(s) one wishes to play.

You can write an agreement of fiduciary duty which will outline what are the trustee's responsibilities and capabilities. You can also have a Protector who can watch over the Trustee and terminate the Trustee for any misconduct. While it is a good question, the good news is that we have never heard of a Natural Law Trust creator or protector who has had to fire a trustee. Therefore, this may not be "ALL the ways", as you say, but it is a question you can revisit later with our trust writer, to see what more he wishes to add. For now, it is not an issue that is likely to be a problem for you.

The answer varies, depending upon the situation. If the trust is designed mainly to transfer assets to children or grandchildren, a relative or close family friend would seem the logical choice. If the trust consists primarily of real estate, family businesses or other assets that require ongoing, active maintenance, a family member or close relative probably makes the most sense too.

The good things choosing family and friends as trustees bring to the table are knowledge of the family history and circumstances. The bad are the biases, unsettled feuds and biased emotions. A hired trustee brings experience, objectivity, and professional resources to help ensure that the trust is administered according to the appropriate terms. The risk with hiring a trustee is entrusting an outside entity with permanent powers over the management of your assets. In practice, this may mean that a hired trustee is stricter in making distribution decisions than you might wish.You yourself can also arrange the trust to make yourself trustee, but you should only do this if you have an instinctive high confidence in your experience and knowledge of how these trusts work. For considerations on this topic, read the section entitled “Roles of creator, trustee, and beneficiary”.

The trustee needs to sign whenever there will be changes made to the trust. If your question is; does the second trustee have to sign in person at the bank while opening a bank account, it will depend on the bank. So you need to ask the bank you will open the account at if the second trustee needs to sign in person. However, our experience is that most banks will allow for sole signatory control.
As to signing other types of trust documents, no, signing them in person is not required. It can be done via paper post or electronically -- whatever is acceptable to the trust officers involved.

Not typically. You might check with the banker/mortgage contract. The exchange of a house into a trust where you are the settlor and beneficiary is a non-taxable event. We never had a client who received a due on sale demand, because you are not selling the house; you are exchanging into trust.

This is an adjustable concept depending upon your asset protection comfort level. In the early 1990s, it was rumored that the Rockefellers had over 7000 of these trusts. And who knows how many sub-trusts they had under those . . . and sub-sub-trusts, etc.

The point is, "never put all your eggs in one basket". The more your assets are spread around in different entities, the greater the protection. But each individual has to decide for himself or herself, how safe or how dangerous one's life is, what level of divine protection one's estate may have, and therefore how many potential enemies or thieves one's estate may be facing . . . or not facing. If the threat is low, then less trusts are needed. It's that simple.

All of the information in the trust is intended to be private and confidential, with the exception of certain pages which need to be presented to a bank to open a bank account for it. The list of those documents comes with the trust. Otherwise, none of the rest of the trust is ever to be presented to attorneys, government agencies, or other institutions. None of it is to be recorded publicly. Nevertheless, we are also not fanatical about secrecy or encryption on the Internet. While it is true that trust documents emailed back and forth could be intercepted, we have never heard of that causing a problem for anyone. Part of the reason for this is that only the initial setup documents are emailed. Later, whatever documents the client may adapt for placing assets in the trust and conducting other trust business, are done by the client according to guidelines and templates our trust writer will have provided. Those documents would be never seen by our trust writer and never sent over the Internet unless the client wishes to do so, for some reason. Therefore, they can, and should, remain private. Nevertheless, good Natural Law Trust writers do provide venues for encrypted email communication for clients who desire it.

In conclusion, we have been very impressed over the past three decades to see how good Natural Law Trust writers have distilled the crème de la crème of much more complicated and verbose trusts into the minimum simplicity that is most potent and effective -- as well as easily understood by non-lawyers. In fact, most lawyers overcomplicate things. That's how they make their living . . . by people paying them to figure out the vast complexities of the laws, when in fact the truth, when stated eloquently, is really very simple. Good Natural Law Trust writers have bequeathed that precious golden elixir of simplicity to us.

This depends upon whether it is a public or private trust, and whether it involves just a few people or large numbers of people. If it is public, or large numbers of people are involved, then of course trustees would have to be professionally trained. But most Natural Law Trusts are small private family trusts involving very few people. In the vast majority of cases, Natural Law Trustees serve their settlors just fine with four easily available qualifications:
1) Considered friendly, harmonious, agreeable, and trustworthy by the settlor (creator);
2) Has read this explanatory text thoroughly;
3) Has read the entire trust document and the trust manual that comes with it; and
4) Has consulted with the trust writer whenever any question arises.

With these qualifications, all of the Natural Law Trusts we have been involved with (or heard about) have fared very well. In fact, any kind of institutional trustee training could be counterproductive, as most such training is for public statutory trusts. That kind of education would actually prove to be a great disadvantage, because it would create a bias towards complicated statutory thinking. It would create a mindset which fails to appreciate the simpler and more natural approach to trusteeship quietly enjoyed by the vast majority of Natural Law Trusts.

It is generally required to have two. They don't both have to be current; one can be current and the other can be successor, if you prefer. Sometimes you can function for a while with only one, but it isn't recommended. The trust would be orphaned, adrift at sea without a rudder, if anything were to happen to the one and only trustee. For that reason, most banks will not open an account for a trust unless it has two current trustees, OR one current trustee and one successor trustee.

One trust can have as many bank accounts as you want, in as many banks as you want. However, it is also recommended to have a different trust for each different asset.
A separate note unrelated to the trusts, though, is that a much safer banking system is coming. Some say it is already here. The RV is just a part of this new worldwide system which is asset-backed and which would make FDIC much stronger, or even redundant and unnecessary.

Yes. It is best to have the trust set up prior to the RV and the currencies exchanged into the trusts prior to the RV. If you have a good trust writer set the trusts up for you, then upon your request, he can also provide you a template document you can adapt for your trust called "Addendum to Schedule "A" Personal Property - [Foreign] Currency exchanged into the trust". As you know, there is not supposed to be any capital gains tax imposed on ANY Dinar or Dong holders anywhere, but it is to be designated as a "currency exchange" and not an "investment". However, even if the taxman does try to impose a capital gains tax, it would be totally inapplicable to exchanges conducted for currencies owned by these trusts, because they are nontaxable. That is, providing the exchange has been documented PRIOR TO the RV. That's why we recommend that the "Addendum to Schedule "A" Personal Property - [Foreign] Currency exchanged into the trust" be notarized, to prove that the date of execution was prior to the RV date.

Yes, the great thing about these trusts, is not being subject to the millions of ever-changing statutes, but rather only to the everlasting and ever-the-same natural law, you basically have limitless freedom and flexibility to design, adapt, modify, and operate the trust any way you like, as long as you don't use it to violate the rights of anyone else, or the basic rules of good trust construction.

A spouse can be one of the trustees, but not First Trustee or Protector. And a couple cannot be co-trustees. A spouse can be one of the trustees as long as the other trustee is not a family relation of any kind. You and a relative who is not a part of your household can be co-trustees, as long as that relative is no closer than a first cousin. No lineal antecedents or descendants.

Not every trust has a protector – they are not always deemed necessary. A protector has the power to hire and fire trustees. It depends upon the objectives of each trust creator and the relationships he or she has available. But if one is appointed, the protector must not be related to the settlor or any of the trustees or beneficiaries.

Assuming these conditions are fulfilled, you can make the powers, responsibilities, and privileges of each of you as specific or as general as you wish. You can also make her manager, successor trustee, or beneficiary. Or, if you really want to give her complete freedom, you can set up an entirely separate trust for her and encourage her to be manager or trustee of it. There are lots of ways you can go. Further details on the "how" of it, specific to your situation, are better discussed with the trust writer.

Your words evidence a kind of fear, hesitation, nervousness, apprehension, as if you have been taken advantage of in the past, and you are wary. If so, we are sorry. We quite understand . . . we too have been burned many times. Been there and done that. But don't let it lose your faith in humanity, in divinity, or in existence. The world is not so bad as it may seem sometimes.

No, a good trust writer is not going to give you any "guarantees". He has no need to do that. This is what trusts are all about. It is saying to the government, "We trust each other more than we trust you." It is getting the government out of the picture. It is saying that we don't need the government to protect us. In fact, we need to be protected FROM the government.

The truth is that hundreds of thousands of Canadians, millions of Americans, and people all over the world, have been using this type of trust for decades, for centuries. It will not serve you, dear one, to challenge one of America's best trust writers to "guarantee" you something. He will just walk away and wish you a nice day. He will realize you are not ready for this.

The good trust writer will extend the friendship to you by simply assuring you, as one divine being to another, that the trust will work just fine where you are, and if you choose to go with it, you will find integrity, happiness, peace, harmony, and gratitude in your relationship with our trust writer, and with other Natural Law Trust users . . . more and more so as the years pass. You will find that the price of it will seem smaller and smaller as the years pass. Most good Natural Law Trusts involve only a one-time lifetime fee. They involve no annual fees or any other kind of further ongoing fees. The benefits of the trust will go on showering upon you and your descendants generation after generation, long after the initial fee for it will have been forgotten or seemed like peanuts.

Most of the answer to that question would come from other sources, because the issue would not be with the trust . . . it would be with other policies of security at the bank or mechanisms of security on your computer. The trust itself only authorizes the people to have access to the bank account whom you designate. If you designate no one other than yourself, then that is the way it will be. You can be the sole authorized signatory on the bank account for the trust if you wish to be. If anyone else were to access the bank account without your permission, it would not be the fault of the trust . . . it would be the fault of insufficient bank security or insufficient security on your computer, your identity, etc.

This writer has been using this type of trust since 1993 and banking with it since 1996, and so have many of our friends. We have done commerce with them, investments, business, banking, international transactions, all kinds of things. We have never had a problem with them. If they are designed and operated correctly, you will have no problem. And they have gotten better and better. The version our trust writer is providing now has improved and evolved, year after year. He keeps adding refinements, adjustments, and improvements.

Meeting the trust writer in person is indeed possible, so saying it isn’t possible is incorrect. However, meeting him would not guarantee that the trust he sets up for you would protect you. If our trust writer disclosed his records of success, those too could be misleading, as many documents are. It is not the meeting or the documents that give credibility. The trust will protect you. To understand how, consider the following important points.

One, no government anywhere has any right to prevent you from entrusting your assets to anyone else, including a trust.

Two, if you transfer ownership of your assets to another entity, you no longer own them. If you no longer own them, no one can take them from you.

Three, the trust that a good Natural Law Trust writer sets up for you is written in plain, simple, easy-to-understand English. It is not complicated, and it does not require a law-school-educated attorney to understand. You can understand it yourself, just by reading it. In reading it, you can see very plainly that it protects you, it protects your assets, it gives you control, removes liability, and allows for nearly infinite flexibility.

Four, this flexibility allows you to structure it and operate it just about any way you want to . . . as long as you aren't violating the rights of anyone else. This means that you are in the driver's seat . . . and you won't need to trust the trust writer, or anyone else. If you can trust yourself, you will see in the trust document that it will give you whatever arrangements you want.

It wasn't "designed for US citizens". It existed long before the USA ever came into being. It is ancient. It was simply adopted and utilized a lot in America. Since more people from the USA seem to use it than other countries, more US laws have been located to authenticate it, but it can be equally authenticated in any country. It is used throughout the world. Everywhere, the natural law exists, and has pre-dated statutory law. It is the right of all human beings everywhere to enter into private contracts with each other . . . as long as doing so doesn't violate the rights of anyone else. This is surely verified by numerous Supreme Court cases in most countries.

Also, although natural law instruments are better than statutory ones, in general, a good trust writer can usually also arrange for statutory entities to be set up if you need them -- whether they be corporations, foundations, IBCs, statutory trusts, or whatever, in any jurisdiction in the world. And he should also be able to help you structure asset protection layering between them, if you wish.

Why? Most people shop online from around the world. You are not doing anything illegal, unethical, or that would need to be hidden. Other than not showing most of the actual trust contents to most outside parties, the fact of setting the trust up and having a trust is no secret. After all, if you're going to bank with it, you make its existence known to the IRS, to get an EIN. (Or for those in other countries, the equivalent business identification number from your tax agency).

The IRS (or tax agency in your country) will have the trust name, your name, your Social Security Number (if you are going to be the trustee and signatory), and other pertinent details. The trust writer will provide the directions and instructions for you to make the application. It only takes a few minutes to get the EIN. The EIN is "for banking purposes only", NOT for filing tax returns. The IRS will never ask you for a tax return on the trust. So, don't volunteer it.

So if the IRS knows all about your trust, who else would you wish to hide your communications about it from? Do you think the National Security Agency will be listening to the phone calls or intercepting your emails? Who cares? Let them listen! It may bore them to death. There is absolutely nothing of any great interest to them in your getting involved with this.

We have much to protect, but nothing to hide. We walk into the bank with a few pages from the trust and open a bank account. We provide our SSN as the signatory, and the EIN for the trust. The bank has all the info about the trust in their computer records.

So this is all done in the full sunshine of daylight. The trust writer and his clients talk openly all the time on the phone about every intimate detail of the trusts and related business affairs. We email such details back and forth likewise, without encryption. We have been involved with these trusts this way since 1993, and our trust writer since sometime in the 1980s. So have countless other people worldwide. We've had no problems. So what are you worried about?

Your trust will be emailed as a Microsoft Word document attachment. Then it is recommended for you to print it on paper, if you wish, and insert it into a 3-ring binder notebook. This is because over time, many of the documents being added to the trust will have original wet ink signatures, and sometimes notarizations on them. In addition, it is always good to have a hard copy, in case anything happens to your computer. The trust writer would only post-mail something to you if his signature is needed on anything. The main corpus consists of about 30 pages, but many more pages will be added as the trust develops over time. Plus, the manual is about 15 pages.

Bigger is not necessarily better. If the trust had 100 or 300 pages, as many do, it might contain a lot of unnecessary stuff that would make it more complicated than it needs to be. In this case, a trust with shorter text and lesser pages are actually more powerful and beneficial, because the essence of the best legal and asset protection principles has been distilled down into the most concentrated and user-friendly form.

These materials are proprietary and are not published on any website anywhere. If you find any on a website, it would be very advisable to avoid using them, because the writers of good Natural Law Trusts have decades of experience in eliminating so much of the nonsense out there and retaining only the trust documents and language that are most essential, correct, up-to-date, and beneficial for everyone concerned.

Further, you wouldn't want to use anything that has been exposed to the public. The corpus of the trust is very private. It is never to be shared with anyone except your closest family and friends and/or whomever you may bring into the trust as any kind of officer or partner. Only a few pages are to be shared with the bank -- the minimum necessary to get an account open. The trust writer will show you which pages. All the rest of the trust is never to be shown to any institution or agency, without the consent of the trustees. The privacy of it is one of its protections. That's why you really don't want to be asking for a website where you could "see" the trust.

A good Natural Law Trust writer can send you an attachment of a trust indenture generic title page and first page, if you wish, so you can see what they look like. Otherwise, know that it is in your interest to keep the rest of the trust private.

It is incorrect to think that it is understood by only one person. There are hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of people throughout America and the world who use such trusts and understand them. While it is true that the science and art of such trusts have not been taught in the cabal-influenced law schools, and thus perhaps less than 1% of 1% of the Bar-licensed attorneys understand them, there are a few. There are vastly more non-Bar member common law lawyers and paralegals that are educated in them.

In essence, it's a simple contract between the settlor/creator and the trustees. It is handled like any other contract between two or three people. Bar-licensed attorneys want you to use theirs, so most of them give the natural law trusts a bad rap, yet many of them sell their versions online, as "asset protection trusts", "irrevocable trusts", etc. There are many thousands of natural law professionals around the world who understand this this category of trust.

Usually one or two business days, from the time that the trust writer receives the order. Typically, it can be one business day, but it depends upon questions he will ask you, your answers, his work load, how fast you respond, what special documents may be needed, customizations, unique arrangements, etc. For example, he might make you settlor (grantor) and beneficiary, or he might make you trustee, depending on your particular use of the trust, intended relationship, and availability of friends or family members to fill any of those roles. Sometimes a client is asked to find someone who is willing and qualified to play the role of trustee, and sometimes clients can take longer than expected to negotiate that arrangement with their friend or family member. So that timing depends upon the client, not upon our trust writer. If the client plays the role of trustee, then a decision has to be made as to who will fill the roles of settler and beneficiary. This is all arrived at in one-on-one discussions with the trust writer, and then it is up to the client to decide. Once all this is clear, the trust writer can basically produce the trust documents within one day.

Visit the folks at, and they will connect you with one of the best ones.

First you must understand that the U.S. Constitution in Art. I, Sect. 10, affirms our unlimited right to contract as long as we do not infringe on the life, liberty, or property of someone else. That is the basis of all trust law worldwide -- not just in America. The Hale vs. Henkel case merely affirmed this. So first the Constitution says it; then what many call the "Most Important Supreme Court Case" further confirms it. The relevant quote from it is:

"The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no such duty [to submit his books and papers for an examination] to the State, since he receives nothing therefrom, beyond the protection of his life and property." (See

Yes, on the condition that the other trustee is non-related.  This follows the cardinal rule that a trustee can be related to the grantor only if the other trustee is not related, regardless of whether the trustee referred to is current or successor, and regardless of whether the grantor is nominee or original.

Yes, on the condition that there are also other beneficiaries who are non-related and who are not trust officers.

Yes, as long as the number doesn’t go below 1.  1 is the minimum.  There is no maximum.

No, there is no requirement for you to appoint different officers.  The same people can create as many different trusts as they want.  It was rumored in the early 1990s that the Rockefeller family had some 7000 of these trusts.

This can be done in several ways.  From one perspective, you can know that it is not necessary to figure all this out before you obtain your trust.  Once you are a paid trust client, you have carte blanche unlimited private consulting with our trust writer and the rest of us at BIC on many more details in your trust setup, arrangements, layering, structuring, operations, estate engineering, financial planning, and deal making.


Nevertheless, suffice it to say for now, the recipients of the disbursements can either be made beneficiaries, or play no role whatsoever in the trust itself, other than contractors.  The trust can contract with outside parties and do deals with them without making them trust beneficiaries.  The choice of making them beneficiaries might be favored if paying them is the main reason, or one of the main reasons, for setting the trust up . . . and if it is anticipated that the distributions to them will continue for a long enough period - - and will constitute a large enough percentage of the trust’s assets - - that it would make sense to dignify them with the title of trust beneficiaries.  It is your choice.


Getting into greater details than this would be better addressed to your BIC trust writer, after you have become a paid trust client.

Yes, as long as they are not the only beneficiaries.  Whenever one person is both a trustee and a beneficiary, it is necessary to have at least one other beneficiary as well, who is not a trustee.

It is possible that in your discussions with our trust writer, you may discover that the features of the trust make the club redundant and unnecessary.  But if reasons exist to continue anyway with the club idea, it need not be prohibitively complicated.  The club could be made an asset of the trust, and its fees could be payable to the trust.  Plus there are other possible arrangements that could be made.  People work with LLCs, and make the trust own up to 98% of them.  People work with foundations, and discover they can operate the trust as a foundation, thus making a statutory foundation unnecessary.  So the same could occur with your club and your PMA.  Greater details can be discussed with our trust writer after you become a trust client.

Ah well, this indicates that you have not read the trust eBook.  The seriousness, sincerity, and thoroughness of your questions show that you are determined to create a perfect arrangement . . . and so if you are that dedicated and that determined, you should at least take a few hours and read the eBook.  It is available in the trust section of the website for download as a pdf.


You will not have any issues with the IRS (and for clients in other countries, this applies to your tax agencies too) if you understand the Natural Law Trust (NLT) correctly and if you set it up and operate it correctly.  One of the biggest mistakes you could make is to get a Natural Law Trust and engage even in one communication with the IRS about it.  The only exception is the application for the EIN, which is for banking purposes only.  So the IRS will know of the existence of the name, and one or two facts, but nothing more.  Most of the information about who the officers are, what the assets are, and what is being done with them, is unavailable to the IRS and is never disclosed to them.


So whatever you have heard, did not apply to the NLT.  It must have been some other trust you were referring to.  The NLT has no paying or filing requirements, as clearly explained in the eBook.  “The only rights you have, are the rights you know you have.”  Let that sink in until it is crystal clear.


If you were to file a return for an NLT and pay, even once, then you are stuck with that relationship for the rest of the life of the trust.  Observe this truth and guide your actions accordingly.


Again, read the eBook, and especially read the tax section and the FAQs.  Then hopefully both your confusion and your worries will completely evaporate.  We’ve been involved with these trusts since the 1980s, so we have over three decades of proven experience, with thousands of clients.  Not one single problem with the IRS has occurred, ever, with any of these trusts - - but again, on the condition that the client using and operating the trust understands the trust’s right to privacy - - and operates it accordingly.  The good news is, “operating it accordingly” is actually about 100 times easier than operating it in compliance with the overwhelming myriad of statutory regulations and tax rules.


[The preceding Q&A were published in the 10-04-18 and the 11-02-18 BIC newsletters]

Yes, orienting the trust as discretionary is one of the many flexibilities afforded the superior Natural Law Trust design.  In fact the standard theme is already discretionary in the way they are written.


Just please understand that at least one beneficiary must be named, to make the trust valid.  That does not obligate you to make distributions to that beneficiary at any particular time, if at all.  It just has to be named.  It could be a charity or humanitarian project, and its directors do not even have to be notified that you have named them as a beneficiary.  Or if you name a family member, that is fine too, but as I said, distributions are optional.  The only time distributions would be mandatory is when you have written it into the trust as a commitment accordingly.  This means you call the shots - - you make the decisions as to if and when distributions are made.


Belize is a friendly jurisdiction and members of our BIC administration have done business and held trusts there in the past, but trust arrangements there are inferior to the International Natural Law Trust (NLT) offered by BIC, because no matter how friendly the laws may be in Belize, trusts set up under those laws still make them statutory.  The laws could always change next year, due to new legislation.  By contrast, no law can ever change the freedom enjoyed by a NLT, because it isn’t subject to legislated statutes.

No, a protector can fire and then hire the replacement trustee.  He must follow the rules: if he fires a related trustee then he can hire a related trustee.  But if un-related, he must replace with non-related trustee.

No, a protector cannot be related to an executive manager or trustees or beneficiaries.  If you wish to be main signatory, you need to be one of the trustees, and choose someone else as a protector.  You cannot be both a trustee and a protector.  A protector can only fire and hire trustees, only upon good cause, such as fiduciary malfeasance.  A protector cannot be signatory on the bank account.  So, if you wish to be main signatory, assign a trustee role to yourself.  Select a nominee grantor and someone else as protector, and you can be a trustee with a co-trustee or successor trustee, as long as you are not the sole beneficiary.

First, where did you get the idea that the Natural Law Trust is under any jurisdiction?  Wouldn't it be rather contradictory for us to refer to it as "sovereign" and at the same time say it is under some manmade governmental jurisdiction?  Let's analyze the only sentence in the indenture that applies to this:


"Its existence, validity, and authority are from the unalienable right to contract, under the common law as it exists in the , protected by the 1789 Constitution of the United States of America, Article 1, Section.10, and needs no permission or franchise from the state to exist or function."


The first thing you need to know about this is you can replace that sentence with any jurisdictional statement that you wish.  The point is to satisfy the requirement to state under what kind of body of law it exists.  The above sentence basically avoids placing the trust under ANY particular body of law, because the "unalienable right to contract" is pretty much universal.  In 1954, the Uniform Commercial Code became the international standard umbrella under which all other laws operate, and the UCC is basically contract law.  In addition, the unalienable right to contract is affirmed in numerous US Supreme Court cases.  The most famous of these is Hale vs. Henkle of 1905 - - one of the most quoted court cases in history, which has never been overturned.


Our partner Mark Emery of Lighthouse Law Club has a trust almost identical to our Natural Law Trust, and one of its only differences is that it states its authority is the British Common Law as practiced in the country of Anguilla, and flies the flag of Anguilla on its cover.  So you can see that any geographic location that the trust operator considers to be harmonious with its purposes can be cited.  But in all cases, the indenture sentence says that the trust "needs no permission or franchise from the state to exist or function."


So being, the only thing that could ever be litigated in any jurisdiction would be the actions of the trust officers - - not the trust itself.  The trust itself has never been penetrated or invalidated anywhere, and in fact cannot be invalidated.  Only the actions of its officers could be challenged in litigation.  While we are not aware of any of our trust clients ever having had that happen either, the point is, only the actions of the officers could be subject to a court action - - not the validity of the trust itself.


[The preceding Q&A were published in the 3-08-19 and the 3-12-19 BIC newsletters]

As with all statutory entities, a Wyoming LLC carries with it all the limitations and responsibilities of any statutory entity.  Even though Wyoming, New Mexico, and Nevada are three of the best states in which to incorporate, to maximize privacy and minimize taxes, they still nevertheless are subject to the whims of the legislature.  Are you thinking short term or long term?  If you want to leave a legacy for future generations, how do you know the state in which you have incorporated will not have changed all its laws by then?


With a NLT, it goes on generation after generation.  It can be renewed every 21 years.  It transcends the changing whims of governmental legislation.  It is impervious to the changing policies of congresses and parliaments.  It is based on principles that are timeless and can never become extinct.  This is the very best of long-term thinking.


In addition, an LLC owes fees once a year.  What if those fees are not paid?  The LLC can be shut down.  Not so with the NLT.  The NLT never owes any fees for its existence to anyone or anything.


Further, LLCs have to file tax returns.  They may or may not owe any taxes, but they have to report.  Even tax exempt 501(c)3s have to file.  It's like they're saying, "O dear Mr. Taxman, I hereby bow at your feet.  Here is every penny that came in and every penny that went out.  Is that okay?  Can I be approved to exist another year?"


Any statutory entity, no matter how friendly the jurisdiction may be, can be interfered with or terminated by the state that sponsored it, for any reason at any time.   And you are asking "What can one of these trusts do for me that a Wyoming LLC cannot?"

We have never heard of this happening to any of thousands of clients in three decades.  Nor is there any logical reason why it should happen.

They have not been attacked because thus far, knock on wood, we have been fortunate enough to attract intelligent clients who follow some basic simple rules of trust conduct.  But in case they ever are attacked, suffice it to say that we have an international network of powerful legal counsel who understand these instruments very well and know superior methods of defense, invincibility, and counter-attack if necessary.


[The preceding Q&A were published in the 4-11-19 and the 4-16-19 BIC newsletters]

We appreciate that you are expressing your concerns and we appreciate your interest in the Natural Law Trust (NLT).  However, you are obviously speaking from inexperience and basing your concerns on fear, rumors and hearsay which are totally inaccurate.  Let us clear up the matter once and for all for you.


Your statement about a “non-interested checking account” is strange, because ALL checking accounts are non-interest bearing.  We have never heard of a checking account that DOES pay interest.  The only accounts that most banks have that are non-interest bearing are savings accounts.  And even those require some kind of tax ID number.


Have you ever opened a bank account, savings or checking, interest bearing or otherwise, without an SSN or EIN - - some kind of IRS tax ID number?  You see, it would be your experience that would prove or disprove the rumors you are hearing.


We base our trust procedures on experience - - three decades of it, and four or five decades if you include our mentors and teachers.  That’s up to 50 years of direct experience, which to this day has overwhelmingly disproven your concerns.


The truth that you need to understand right now, very clearly, is that not once in these 50 years have ANY of us ever had a problem with the IRS with these trusts.  A few people were stupid and foolish enough to run to an IRS agent and ask about their policies towards them, and of course were given the standard B.S. from their international crime syndicate bosses.  But the vast majority, 99.9%, who kept quiet, have done just fine, thank you.


Hence our approach is to simply remain silent about them.  We don’t ask and we don’t tell.  They don’t ask and they pretend they don’t exist.  If you are wise, you will simply learn from the successful experience of others and keep quiet about these trusts when it comes to accountants, attorneys, and IRS agents.  Just keep quiet.


When an EIN is applied for, the only details furnished to the IRS are its name, that the trust is “irrevocable”, who is the “responsible party”, and the SSN of the responsible party.  That’s it.  The responsible party doesn’t have to be you.  It can be anyone that you appoint.  And besides, we have never heard, in 50 years, of ANY responsible party ever being made responsible for the taxes or liabilities of one of these NLTs.


By the above you can see that precious little information about the trust is given to the IRS.  The IRS doesn’t know whether it is statutory or nonstatutory, so it merely assumes that it is statutory . . . but we don’t want to get into the argument with them by asserting that it isn’t.  We just let them think what they want to think . . . and we keep quiet because we know our rights.  You have to know your rights too.


You have the Supreme Court-confirmed right to enter into private contract without interference by the government, and without being compelled to disclose that contract’s private details, unless there is evidence that one of the signatories has committed a major crime - - a crime with a victim - - where harm was done.  Absent of that, the government cannot compel anyone to disclose anything about the trust.


Nor have we ever heard of one of these NLTs being audited.  It is impossible to audit something whose information is private, which has no filing requirements, and for all practical purposes is almost invisible.  For all the IRS knows, this trust might be the private contract of someone connected to the Rockefeller family, or the Rothschilds, or some other elite family.  They use them.  So they are not going to shoot themselves in the foot by allowing their collection agency to go nosing around into these entities.


Yes, the name of the trust is in the government and banking databases.  Yes, the bank account deposit amounts are visible to these databases.  So what?  That means nothing.  It doesn’t mean they have any information from anywhere about what kind of trust it is (other than irrevocable).  And it doesn’t mean they have any information from anywhere about who the real signatories are behind the trust.


And they have no right to ask, unless they get a court order, and the court order cannot be issued unless there is solid evidence of a real crime having been committed.  Generally they won’t bother, because they risk upsetting some of their own elite people, if they accidentally stumble upon the discovery that elite family members are behind it.  So they leave them alone.  Our five decades of experience has proven this.


Do you understand?  So stop worrying, and have some peace of mind that people with far more experience than you in these things have already long since proven the absence of such concerns.  We would not be publishing our website, our eBook, and our webinars, if the problem you have imagined were a real one.

Thank you for your inquiry, but you have heard very incorrectly and you have been misguided.  Have you read our trust eBook?  It doesn’t sound like it.  If you are comparing estate planning entities, it is fairly necessary for you to have the knowledge provided in the trust eBook before knowing what is best for you.


A will is inferior and unnecessary when you have an NLT.  And who told you that “a living trust is better for that (as compared to your NLT), easier and less probate”?  I’d like to know what they were smoking.  It is well known, even in the statutory asset protection world, that a living trust isn’t worth the paper it is written on when it comes to asset protection.  About the only thing that it can do is avoid probate, but so can the NLT.  A living trust is full of statutory requirements, fees, and complicated legalese that can only be interpreted by an attorney.


Attorneys make their livelihood on statutory legalese.  That is why they hate the common law and natural law.  And that is why they will steer you away from the NLT.  Therefore, that is why it is foolish to ask them about the NLT.  They don’t make their living from it, and furthermore, both their law schools and their peer groups have brainwashed them against the very instruments that their own elite puppet masters in the Bilderbergers and Committee of 300 have used for generations.  Talk about ignorant!


So, we quietly use the same advanced trust technology that the elite have used, but we use it to free people and make the world a better place.  It is part of a new dawn of human civilization that is happening.


Do you know the difference between statutory law, common law, and natural law?  Once again, it is very highly recommended that you read the trust eBook, including the section on the different types of law and the FAQ section.  We expect that once you understand the knowledge there, you will see the nearly infinite advantages of the NLT over any other kind of estate planning or asset protection instrument.


May your studies go well!

Well, that is why many NLT clients become their own trustees.  If you are your own trustee, then you do all the signing on your own expenditures.  Or the other way you do it is you have yourself appointed as the manager. You either have yourself appointed as the trustee or the manager.  If you are the manager, then the trustee authorizes you to take care of the daily operation of the trust, which includes holding the checkbook, the password login, the debit cards, and the authority to send bank wires, etc.


The less involved way that it is done is to give the trustees a Letter of Wishes every time you want money to be sent out or transactions done.  Since that is inconvenient, it is usually done infrequently by those who have that arrangement.  For example, you could have the trust turn over certain amounts of money to you periodically via a Letter of Wishes, and then you make your expenditures and transactions.  You could even have the trustees approve an ongoing automatic transfer of money monthly or quarterly to you.  Hence they could put it on autopilot - - in fulfillment of your Letter of Wishes only once - - but the autopilot would generate the transfers on a regular basis whenever you have specified.


But the more direct way is for you to be the trustee, or for you to be the manager appointed by the trustees to manage the daily affairs of the banking and so on for the trust.  It all depends upon how hands-on you want to be, how active you want to be, and how frequently you believe you will be creating transactions.

Absolutely, of course, yes.  Have you read the Natural Law Trust eBook?  As you can see in there, the NLT is the best template in the world from which to create a foundation, a family trust, a pure trust, and a common law trust.


Some would actually call our NLT a “common law trust”, as the trust itself is based on common law.  We only use the words Natural Law because our perfection of the application of the common law synthesizes all the highest relevant laws in the world when it comes to contracts, including the Uniform Commercial Code, Kingdom Law, Canon Law, and the common sense ethics of human relationships codified in centuries of tradition via common law in the international brotherhood of trust experience.  Thus it is closer to universal Natural Law than the sometimes imperfect manmade common law.


In the eBook you will see that it is infinitely flexible.  Our Brilliance in Commerce House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust is the apex, the quintessence, and the epitome of generations of evolving perfection in the science and art of world-class asset protection - - stemming from what the super rich elite originally had, and raised to levels of purity that minimize the chances of misuse.


As long as the basic protocols outlined in the trust itself and its manual are followed, which are much simpler than any statutory foundation or trust, it can be structured to achieve any noble purpose - - whether to be a foundation that makes philanthropic grants, a foundation that receives donations, or a family holding trust, a business trust, a facilitator of humanitarian projects, a charity, a scientific institute, an educational institute, a spiritual center, or any other worthy cause.


It is sovereign, in that it is not subject to the jurisdiction of any manmade principality on Earth, and thus does not derive its permission to exist or its authenticity from any government.  It has a 100% success rate, in that it has never been penetrated or invalidated, and in fact cannot be invalidated.  No NLT has ever lost its assets due to its design.  It has no weaknesses or vulnerabilities.  It is intrinsically invincible.


It can be multi-layered, with additional NLTs serving as trustees or beneficiaries, and it can be the holder of the assets of statutory entities like LLCs, corporations, and IBCs.  There is really no limit to what can be done with it, as long as the basic guidelines set out in it are followed.  So yes, we believe you will be infinitely happier with the NLT experience for decades and centuries to come . . . and your heirs . . . than you would be if you had merely a limited foundation created under some governmental statutes that could change next year with some new legislation.  The NLT can go on generation after generation, because no congressional or parliamentary legislation will ever make any difference to its existence and the enjoyment of its welfare.

Mark Emery’s Private Asset Management System is fully described at  It includes his version of BIC’s Natural Law Trust.  His is called the COLATO, which stands for Common Law Trust Organization.


The main difference between Mark’s COLATO and BIC’s NLT is that the COLATO is jurisdiction-specific.  It is domiciled in Anguilla and flies the flag of Anguilla on its cover.  The reason Anguilla was chosen is that it is under British Common Law, so the common law trust could have an actual national government to look to for its authority.  This is useful especially for foreign business, offshore activities, and international asset protection.


By contrast, the NLT has elected to have no domicile or jurisdiction.  The trust contract may cite the common laws of an American state, or any location in the world, but the trust itself operates under the inviolable universal right of private contract.  Rules of contract law are governed by the UCC, which is global, but the trust is sovereign in the sense that its right to exist is not dependent upon the permission of any authority.  Only the specific actions of its officers may be subjected to limited jurisdictions if needed.


The other main difference is the COLATO provides no choice in who is designated as the trustee.  It provides a Panama foundation as the trustee.


With BIC’s NLT, the client himself can be the trustee if he chooses, and if he learns how.  Or he can appoint a friend as trustee.  He can even name a family member as trustee if he appoints a nominee grantor, and is not grantor himself.  Further, BIC’s NLT can also provide a professional trustee service, like the COLATO, if the client desires.  So there are more choices.

Our BIC trust writer, whom you may have seen in our trust webinars, also writes corporations sole.  However, we do not recommend them for most people, because they are statutory.  We have heard horrendous stories of people who had them shut down and their assets confiscated because they were using them as tax shelters.   Those were NOT our clients; they were simply people about whom we have heard.


The only way a corporation sole works successfully is if the creator of it is actually running a real religious or spiritual organization, with real meetings, a real brick and mortar building, real community participation, community service, and so on - - all the things you would see in an active church, mosque, temple, or synagogue.


Even then a Natural Law Trust can own that kind of organization and protect it just as well as a corporation sole can . . . and an NLT cannot be shut down, because it isn’t statutory and isn’t issued by any governmental authority.  We have a 100% success rate with the NLT going back many decades, in that not a single one of them has ever been invalidated or penetrated - - and in fact cannot be invalidated.

Well, our first question is, did you read the trust eBook?  In particular, did you read the section on the different types of law on pages 5 through 7?


In there, we tried to make it very plain that the trust is not subject to the jurisdiction of any government or any body of law - - including the Constitution or the Supreme Court.  While we do sometimes cite US Supreme Court cases to show the agreement of the court with the universal right to contract, such as Hale v. Henkle, it in no way suggests that the trust derives its authority to exist from the court.


Therefore it is irrelevant whether the court can set aside the Constitution or not.  For two or more individuals to enter into a private contract with each other, without the obstruction or interference by any government, is a universal right - - as long as the actions emanating from that contract are not violating the rights of others.


One of the reasons we say our NLT has a 100% success rate is that it has never been invalidated.  In fact, it cannot be invalidated by any authority, because its right to exist derives from Natural Law, which transcends any individual human body of law.  Furthermore, it has never been penetrated.


We say it is sovereign because its right to exist is not subject to any jurisdiction.  The problem of trust officers potentially committing crimes is solved by the fact that their individual actions CAN be subjected to limited jurisdiction - - specifically to address those actions - - and those actions only.  The trust itself transcends any jurisdiction.


Your question is a good one . . . and thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify; but that is why we have tried to make it very plain in the eBook that nothing any government does and nothing any court does has any effect on the trust’s right to exist.

Well, think about it for a minute.  In the eyes of all the world, a trust is supposed to be an arrangement whereby someone entrusts assets with someone else to be held in safekeeping for some future purpose.  If the grantor were also the trustee, that means someone is entrusting those assets with himself or herself.  It is just common sense that anyone anywhere would see that as absurd and meaningless.  Thus indeed, it is considered to be a sham in the trust world.  It is not really a trust.  If someone were to create an entity like that, it could fall apart very easily with the very slightest wind of challenge blowing by.


Our Natural Law Trusts are invincible and bullet-proof precisely because they adhere to the commonly recognized universal protocols of trust integrity.

The only way the trust could stand up strong with an arrangement like that is if there is also another trustee unrelated to those three, and also if none of them are related to the grantor.

If you hold an apple in your hand and drop it to the floor, it will follow the law of gravity without being subject to any statutory law.  If you always speak kind words to people, the good vibrations you are sending out will inevitably return to you because it is the law of karma.  This too has nothing to do with statutory law or any manmade law.


In the same way, there are universal principles that operate in the trust world that have nothing to do with any bodies of statutes or governmental jurisdictions.  These are what developed into what is known as “common law” - - meaning don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t harm others.  These are basic ABCs that are universally accepted everywhere, regardless of the legal system or jurisdiction.


The NLT has derived its basic modus operandi from a consensus distillation of all the most essential requirements for anyone anywhere to view the trust as legitimate, regardless of legal system or jurisdiction.  In that sense, it can be called a “common law” trust, because it is based on the conclusions of centuries of human experience that have culminated in a set of unavoidable timeless principles.


We simply prefer the term “natural law” because there are so many inferior so-called common law trusts out there that we wanted to distinguish ours from the weak ones and the ones that are incorrectly designed.  We respect natural law as being totally perfect, absolutely universal, and eternally immutable. What people call common law is man’s best attempt at emulating universal natural law.


This awareness of law recognizes that everyone can do anything he or she pleases, as long as such actions do not violate the rights of any other sentient being.  It also recognizes that one should always keep one’s word - - one’s contracts; one’s agreements.


The question you have raised of a grantor also being a trustee is not a question of one’s freedom from statutes.  It is a question of how to make a logical arrangement in contract between two or more human beings that makes sense and that would hold up in a court in case it were ever challenged.  It makes no sense to anyone that one would entrust an asset only to oneself.  That is exactly the same as simply keeping the asset and not having a trust at all, as stated inter alia.


There is an international brotherhood-sisterhood of common law trusts.  It is not a body of government-enforced statutory law.  Rather, it is a loose and decentralized global community of like-minded people who would rather trust each other than big brother and its brute force mechanisms.


This global community has distilled the essence of commonly agreed-upon principles over centuries of life experience.  One of these principles is that in order for a trust to be respected and recognized as legitimate, its trustees must be separate and different from the grantor, and must be unrelated to the grantor.


If you are concerned about having legal and practical control of the trust, then perhaps you should consider being the trustee.  In that case, then simply find someone else to sign on as the grantor.  That could be a friend or really anyone.  That is what is called a “nominee grantor”, because in an irrevocable trust, the grantor signs on at the beginning and also signs off at the beginning - - right after signing on.


He or she signs off as relinquishing all further control and all further involvement with the trust, except as perhaps the issuer of letters of wishes.  But if you are the one setting up the trust and you wish to be trustee, then the nominee grantor you appoint would rightfully not be expected to issue letters of wishes.  That person would simply sign off and disappear and have nothing further to do with the trust.


The assets can be contributed by anyone.  The assets put into the trust don’t need to come just from the grantor.  They can also come from the trustees.  So the grantor need not be seen as the only contributor.  If it is a nominee grantor, you could:


  • give the nominee grantor $21;
  • have yourself written into the trust as one of the trustees;
  • have the grantor give the $21 back to you now in your new role as trustee, but that exchange would not be to you personally - - it would be to the trust, and you are simply the fiduciary accepting it on behalf of the trust;
  • record the minutes accordingly;
  • and now the grantor signs the page resigning from his position and relinquishing all further involvement.


That makes the trust properly set up according to what we call trust law - - the international tradition of commonly accepted requirements to make any trust integral and legitimate.  Then as trustee, there is nothing to stop you from adding an endless stream of additional assets into the trust.


Another way you can go is to be grantor, beneficiary, and manager . . . and as manager, you can also have practical control of the trust and its assets.  It’s just that then you would have to appoint at least two other unrelated people as primary trustee and second current trustee OR successor trustee.  All of this is reviewed in the Natural Law Trust eBook in the section entitled “18 - Roles of the creator, trustee, and beneficiary”.  Have you read that?

No.  Your question arises from statutory thinking, so if our trust were statutory, you might be correct - - that changing domicile might cause complications that would require re-doing the paperwork.  But in the case of our Natural Law Trusts, the fact that they are non-statutory makes them non-attached to any particular jurisdiction.  That frees its officers to move, travel, and operate anywhere in the world, without any changes needed to the trust at all.  That is why we call them “international”.  The only thing that might change is where one’s bank account for the trust is.

The word is “nominee”, not “nominal”. The answer is yes.  Sometimes the client will be grantor and trustee, but not a beneficiary.  The client can wear two hats.  Sometimes there is a nominee grantor, and client is a co-trustee.  The other trustee must be non-related to primary trustee or beneficiary.  And, client [co-trustee] has some beneficial interest [2 hats].  As grantor/settlor you have relinquished all control; therefore you are away from the picture, as grantor.  As a co-trustee and not beneficiary, you are in a professional trustee role to provide service to the trust and beneficiaries.

Our preference is to never be named on the trusts of any of our customers. However, for your benefit, please know that not a single BIC trust customer has ever had a problem filling this role. If you can’t find anyone in your friends, family, and associates, you are welcome to discuss the matter with our trust writer after your purchase. He will be happy to be creative and give you ideas. But it’s nothing to worry about. As I said, it has never been a problem for any of our other customers.

In the many years we have been selling our natural law trust and thousands sold, we have never had one customer’s trust get sued. In the rare case you are sued we do have a network of law coaches who can prepare your court documents and coach you on what to say in court.

Our law coaches are far superior to statutory attorneys in effectiveness. And, there is no such thing as a “common law attorney”. That is an oxymoron. Either he is an attorney, which is statutory, or he deals with common law - - which makes it impossible for him to play the role of an attorney and be a member of the Bar. The word “Bar” derives from “British Accredited Registry”, and the word “attorney” means “an agent of the court who attorns (turns over) the assets to the court”. It is well known that in order to pass the Bar, attorneys must confess their loyalty - - NOT to the paying client - - but rather to the court.

The world’s legal systems are infamous for being corrupted by design. But the international brotherhood of people quietly using common law trusts, and at the highest level, Natural Law Trusts, have been peacefully enjoying their low profile and their freedom to live outside the whole circus of courts and their dog-and-pony-show litigation systems. It almost feels like we are giving asylum to refugees who have been abused and made fearful by the statutory systems - - thus resulting in questions like yours - - worrying about who will defend your trust - - when the truth is, once you are inside the brave new world of private sovereign trusts, you discover that it is a peaceful and harmonious world that simply doesn’t suffer from the attacks and conflicts that the “normal” world does.


At the same time, yes, absolutely, precisely because we DO understand the many types of law out there - - admiralty, maritime, statutory, common law, the UCC, commercial remedy, the science of personal status, kingdom law, canon law, and so forth, we have a network of some of the most invincible and formidable experts in legal remedy. While it is extremely unlikely you would need them to defend the trust, they are available.

For additional insight, please read the answers to the other related questions herein:
• “Can a Natural Law Trust be sued?”
• “In what instances would the trustee be ordered to go to court?”
• “One thing that concerns me, is simply that, as you mentioned, this trust is not understood by lawyers. It sounds like if there is ever some problem, the only person that could deal with it is the trust writer. I wonder if he goes away, where that leaves me. What or how would a situation like this be handled with this setup? In other words, I am concerned that only one person understands this and handles this type of trust.”
• “Would we need an attorney?"

Your wisdom, intelligence, and good fortune are appreciated for having come so far in your wonderful diversity of experience, knowledge, and study.  To have arrived at Brilliance in Commerce is more beneficial for you than you may have realized.


We too have long experience and study in all of the varied types of asset protection you mentioned. In fact, our trust writer also knows how to set up Corporations Sole, but 99% of the time, even for Americans, it is inferior to the Natural Law Trust.  The NLT can do everything that the CS can do, and more, without the disadvantages and limitations.


Your concern about enforcement is appreciated and we sympathize with the perspective you have on the corruption of the cabal-controlled courts.  The good news is that our clients have stayed completely out of trouble and not a single one of them has ever lost an asset out of the NLT due to its design.  If they purchased shares of stock and the price went down, of course that is beyond the control of the trust and is not the NLT’s fault.  Same with real estate.  But no NLT has ever been penetrated or invalidated, and thus no asset has ever been lost due to any weakness of the NLT.  That’s a 100% success rate, spanning five decades - - three decades for those of us at BIC and two more decades for our mentors.


If enforcement of the rights of an NLT were ever to become necessary, it would be easy to achieve, even in today’s courts, by providing limited jurisdiction - - not over the trust itself, but only over the actions or transactions of its members.  Actually, it is more likely that the litigation would focus on the actions of parties outside the trust - - and therefore would never place the trust itself under a microscope.  The focus would be on other outside parties and their actions.


Even if enforcement were necessary to protect the assets in a NLT, such enforcement could be achieved under contract law.  The global trunk of the legal tree is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which became operational worldwide in 1954.  While usually litigation does not cite the UCC laws directly, all the various statutes in federal, state, county, and municipal jurisdictions derive their commercial principles from the UCC.  They have to be in harmony with it in order to thrive in the global marketplace.


This means that it is virtually guaranteed that whatever jurisdiction your litigation may be in, will have statutes that could be invoked to protect the right of contract under which the NLT operates.  This is the best of both worlds, because the NLT itself still remains sovereign and outside the jurisdiction of any authority for its existence, but its right to asset protection is enforceable under the contract laws of any jurisdiction anywhere in the world . . . as derived ultimately from the UCC.


Further, it is of paramount importance for you to realize that the complete absence of any such litigation or court battles in three decades among our NLT clients - - as well as the total absence of any trust penetration or invalidation - - demonstrates that the proper operation of these trusts, administered according to our guidance, keeps our clients out of the arena of even the need to defend the NLTs.


In military science, that is considered to be the supreme ideal: to achieve victory before war, by preventing the birth of an enemy.


Hence our clients have been quietly enjoying their impervious asset protections and growing prosperity without having to shout it from the rooftops or defend it loudly in the crass and corrupt for-profit casinos and corporations disguised as courts of law.


Your question is excellent and your concern is legitimate.  It is equally true that any fears about this unsurpassed form of asset protection have no basis in reality.  Congratulations to you for discovering it.


We are also among a very tiny number of trust companies that allow our clients to choose whether:


  • to be the trustees, themselves;
  • to choose a friend as a trustee; or
  • to have us provide a professional trustee.


Since the NLT is irrevocable, if we were to require that we be the trustees, and give no other choice, the prospective client would have a valid reason for concern and suspicion.  I myself wouldn’t do business with such a company!  But the fact that we offer, and even encourage, the client to be his or her own trustee, shows that one of the reasons for the great success of our clients is the peace of mind they achieve by having both legal and practical control over their trusts.  And of course the second best option we provide is for the client to choose a trustworthy friend as trustee.


Certainly there are right and wrong ways to operate as trustee, and certain protocols must be followed to make it work properly, but suffice it to say, it isn’t difficult.  We provide ongoing monthly training webinars to furnish all the necessary guidance, as well as a bibliography of recommended books to read, and full one-on-one access to our trust writer at any time via phone, email, and Skype - - after one has become a paid client.  There are no further fees for this consultation unless it were to expand beyond the scope of the original trust purchased.

Yes, your original assumption was correct.  At BIC we chose this “fancy name” because there are so many inferior common law trusts out there that are written poorly and incorrectly, and have gotten their operators in trouble.  We wanted to distinguish our common law trust clearly from theirs.


The way ours are written is so far superior that not a single one of our clients over five decades has ever had a problem due to the trust design.  None of them have lost any assets due to the trust being penetrated, and the trust has never been invalidated.  In fact, it really cannot be invalidated.


In a way, it’s not a different kind of law on which it is based.  It is still common law.  It’s just that it has faithfully adhered to all the best common principles so well, and the language has been simplified with such skill, that it has become far more powerful as a result. It says more in fewer words, so it is very concentrated and potent.


We have distilled the essence of the best practices in the arena of common law, harmonized it with the global UCC, and achieved an instrument that works globally, without subjecting itself as an entity to any jurisdiction.  The only thing that could be subjected to certain jurisdictions would be the specific actions or transactions, which means it would be limited jurisdiction - - but the trust itself is not able to be so subjected.


There are many other reasons why it is superior to “common” common law trusts, which are explained in the eBook.  Did you read that?  If not, here is the link:


Because common law is humanity’s best effort to emulated natural law, we simply decided to call it “natural law”.  Thank you for your question.

Yes, but you must understand that the existence of the exception is not something the government gives, and it is not something you ask for.  If it were an exemption, then yes, you would apply for it and get it.  But an “exception” means there is no requirement to apply for it, and the gov’t is not going to grant it, because it isn’t in their statutes to do so.

On the other hand, millions of people worldwide, including your country, have quietly used these trusts for decades with no problem from the gov’t or the tax agency - - for the simple reason that they observe the tacit “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

It depends upon your knowing your rights.  If you know you have the right to the exception, then if the tax office were to ever ask you to register the trust or file a tax return on it, you would just answer politely with a simple question:  “What is the law that requires a private contract pure trust to register or be taxable?”  Put the question back on them.  Invariably, if they do produce a statute, it will not apply to the NLT, because the NLT isn’t under any statutes.

This illustrates that “The only rights you have, are the rights you know you have.”  This is because if you have a right but don’t know you have it, your behavior will act in such a way that you may as well not have that right.  But if you have a right and know you have it, then you can live accordingly and derive the benefits thereof.

This is what the wealthy around the world have been doing with the NLTs.  They know they have the right to not file or pay - - because the NLT is an exception to the statutory requirements.  The U.S. is one of the most onerous, aggressive, and abusive countries in the world to its own citizens when it comes to enforcing taxation, but it does not touch the NLTs.  It steers clear of them because it knows that the elite use them, and there is no enforceable requirement for them to file.  This is the same in England, Australia, and most countries around the world - - especially the English-speaking ones.

Your question indicates that you are still looking to the government - - regardless of which country it is - - for permission and approval to do what is right. There is a fear that if you don’t get that permission and approval, it may be considered illegal, or at the very least, cause great problems for your beneficiaries.

But let me ask you a question. When you decided to be a business partner with someone, did you have to get the approval and permission from the government for that? When you donate money to a charity, do you need to ask the governor or the president if that is okay? When you give money to a member of your family, do you need to get permission from anyone?

A question perhaps you should ask us is, “What exactly does ‘non-statutory’ mean?” Perhaps focusing on that for a moment will help you. Your question about a particular country’s apparent inability to recognize global trust law seems to indicate that you didn’t appreciate the full meaning of non-statutory. Your lawyer admits that he is ignorant about trusts, but he is also ignorant about the non-statutory nature of anything. That's the most important point.

Do you remember in the trust eBook where it talked about the various types of law, and it mentioned that the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is the highest law on the planet that is in actual practice by the banks and the governments?

Socrates concurred: “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” This was indeed a revolutionary thought, because at that time, social identity in Greece was either bound to the city-states, Athens and Sparta, or to the Greeks (the Hellenes). Perhaps it is just as revolutionary today.

Yet the UCC is not a set of statutes. Rather, it is a set of universally agreed-upon principles, based on which each country crafts its statutes to the best of its ability. These principles are like the trunk of the tree, where the statutes are like the branches.

Common law is like the roots, and natural law is like the sap . . . the sap which pervades every part of the tree and serves as its essence.

This means that your trust can leave assets to your beneficiaries in your country if you wish - - and being non-statutory, it doesn’t need the permission or the approval of local statutes to do so.

Remember, the trust is not attorney-created. It is not registered with any institution or agency. It is not public record. It is a private agreement between free and sovereign individuals. It is based on the universal right of contract, which is unalienable, no matter where you live and operate. As long as you are not violating the rights of anyone else, no government anywhere has the right to interfere with that contract.

When the time comes for disbursements to beneficiaries, you as trustee would simply make the disbursements . . . without asking for permission or approval from any outside party.

What is ironic is that your very question further reinforces the wisdom of the NLT - - because you correctly indicated that if one were subjecting one’s affairs to statutory law, the beneficiaries would actually be harmed in the process. That is all the more reason to rise into the more favorable altitude of non-statutory agreements.

The beauty of natural law, which comprises the best of global manmade law, is it is like rising above the crowded traffic jams and road rules of the ground, into the free air and open sky in which the airplanes fly. The NLT has rules to follow too - - but they are far more liberating, freeing, expansive, and beneficial - - like the open sky.

The analogy can be extended further, to show that by flying, one reaches one’s destination a lot faster than by driving on the ground. Similarly, operating in the non-statutory world of UCC principles and natural law, one can reach one’s business, investment, commercial, and estate planning destination a lot faster and a lot easier.

Some people express the phrase “Using an outside trust”. The word “outside” shows that they were not understanding what “non-statutory” means. A non-statutory entity is neither “outside” nor “inside” any jurisdiction. Do you see? It is not under the jurisdiction of any particular locality. In physics, the term that applies is "nonlocal".

In the trust itself, it provides for transactions to be governed by the common law of a particular geographic location of your choice . . . but those are for transactions only; not the trust itself. If you feel that common law isn’t properly recognized where you live, then you can cite the UCC as the governing law in the trust. You could ask Randall to put that in there, and he would do so.

The bottom line is, it is important for you to know very clearly that you have the right to use the benefits of the NLT regardless of what ignorance may exist in the society around you. It is your life, your assets, and the destiny and fortunes of your beneficiaries at stake. Everyone who has been fortunate enough to acquire and use an NLT according to its non-statutory freedoms has been perfectly successful in protecting and administering their assets without a problem. They have stayed out of trouble, because they didn't subject it to the vulnerabilities that are normally believed to be unavoidable by the ignorant society around them.

Let me know if this satisfies your need to understand.

Client’s trust can have these choices of roles:

  • Client can be grantor and trustee, but not a beneficiary - - or - -
  • Client can be trustee w/un-related co-trustee and minor beneficiary, with a nominee grantor  - - or - -
  • Client can be grantor with two non-related trustees, and client can be sole beneficiary - - or - -
  • Client can be grantor with 1 related trustee and 1 non-related trustee, and client can be sole beneficiary or one of multiple beneficiaries.

Thank you for explaining your situation and your feelings about this, and of course we want to do what is best for you. We apologize if our educational materials have seemed intimidating, but requests for refunds are very rare with us, and usually some discussion can clear up any confusion.

For your greatest benefit, think back to what originally persuaded you that protecting your assets in this way would be attractive. What needs or desires do you have for your personal estate, your business (if any), and/or your investments?

Once you focus on that, we have some really great news for you. We can give you the benefit of our 50+ years of collective experience, concentrated into some very simple how-to steps for you.

We are happy to personally assist cases like yours, by telephone if you wish. It is really much simpler and easier than it might have appeared.

If you were to cancel your order for the NLT, what would be the alternatives? Let’s look at them:

  • Leaving things in your personal name leaves you wide open - a sitting duck for taxes, lawsuits, and liabilities.
  • Putting assets into statutory entities like LLCs, corporations, 501(3)(c)s, or statutory trusts does very little to protect the assets, and comes with very high levels of complexity, confusion, red tape, attorneys, accountants, and a very high cost of time and money.
  • Going with other common law trusts also will involve higher complexity, greater confusion, less control, and diminished advantages of all kinds.

In these five-plus decades, we have seen it all, in the asset protection and estate planning world. It is for certain that our NLT is the absolute simplest vehicle that really delivers bullet-proof and solid protection. You won’t find one simpler, unless it would be one that would endanger your assets, create vulnerabilities, require excessive bureaucratic red tape, cost extra in professional fees, give your power away to lawyers and accountants, and other disadvantages.

You really need not worry that being trustee is all that complicated. I myself am trustee of one of these trusts and it is really very easy. It is best if you are the trustee, because it gives you both legal and practical control of your assets. BIC can provide a nominee grantor for you. Then all you need is a successor trustee - - someone who can take over once you are gone, such as an heir - - and at least one beneficiary.

None of those people you may select need to have much understanding about the trust right now. That can come later, in the leisure of time. No hurry. You can appoint them now, and then over time, months and years, there will be plenty of time for them to learn.

Meanwhile, right now, for you, Randall and Taansen and Dominique and I are willing to “hold your hand” and walk you through the process. It doesn’t take as much time as you might have thought, and it’s really a pleasure, compared to the alternatives.

Operating one of these trusts is just like operating your life in your personal name. You still have income, you still have assets, and you still have the check book, the debit card, password login to your online account. You still make expenditures. The trust’s bank account can handle most of the same expenditures that you were doing in your personal name or in a business name. It’s really not much different, and the advantages are enormous.

We will be happy to take the burden off your shoulders and simplify the whole process for you. We can walk you through it. Then once your trust is set up, Randall will take the same care of you. He loves his clients, and they love him. He is the best out there.

Thousands of NLT clients are quietly extremely happy with their trusts! You can be too. It’s not much different from switching from a Volkswagen to a Rolls Royce. The steering wheel works the same. The accelerator works the same. The road rules are the same. The brakes work the same. The Rolls is just a lot more luxurious and well-endowed with diverse features - - but it’s like moving from a shack to a mansion. The process of getting used to it is a great pleasure.

Once having tasted that freedom and those benefits, you would never want to turn back to the way you were managing affairs before. That has been the experience of everyone who has acquired and used one of these NLTs. We wouldn’t want to see you miss out on that great blessing for the rest of your life and the lives of your beloved ones.

[Happy ending to this story. After reading the above and receiving several personal consultations, she and her husband set up one trust for him and one trust for her . . . and have been very happy with them.]

I've been studying the income tax issue from various sources, and as of yet, I cannot find the Federal Register record number that incorporates a requirement for individuals or for private trust contracts to make an income tax return.  Perhaps you can check "other" on the form, and simply state that no one has been able to find theFederal Register Tax Code that stipulates a private trust contract must provide tax information - - and thus your private trust contract is a tax exception.

Also, the applicable section of the Federal Tax Code is referred to in IRS LTR OC 73301 85-200000 00 000 H 00025, citing “No Return Filing Requirement”.

The NLT is Not a privilege granted by any government, but rather is a constitutional contract.  If you file a 1041 for a private contract trust, you are giving up your 4th and 5th amendment rights. 

The US federal courts have generally avoided ruling on this issue.  However, Hale v. Henkle, 1905, is one of the most quoted US Supreme Court cases in American legal history.  While it does not address common law trusts per se, it affirms the individual’s right to enter into private contract without interference from the government, as long as that individual is not harming anyone or violating the rights of anyone in so doing. 

One interesting article along these lines can be found at  It says, in part:

By: J. Gordon Hylton, October 31, 2010, Legal History, U.S. Supreme Court

“. . . The United States Supreme Court rarely addresses issues directly involving the law of wills and trusts.  Like most legal questions involving the transfer of private property between private citizens, such matters have usually been left to state courts.  Federal courts have even adopted special rules, like the so-called “probate exception to federal jurisdiction,” to keep wills- and trusts-related matters out of federal courts.  (This principle, described by Judge Richard Posner as “one of the most mysterious and esoteric branches of the law” prohibits federal courts from entertaining a suit that encroaches on the jurisdiction of state probate courts.) . . .

“. . . To find a Supreme Court decision that significantly altered the course of the development of the law of trusts and estates, one arguably has to go back to 1875 and the case of Nichols v. Eaton, 91 U.S. 716 (1875).  That case recognized the legitimacy of the spendthrift trust and paved the way for its widespread acceptance as a legal means of protecting one’s beneficiaries from the meritorious claims of their creditors . . .”

Also, here is a salient gem on the IRS website which clearly acknowledges the official recognition of the legitimacy of common law trusts:

... " Unlike corporations, LLCs, or limited partnerships, trusts generally do not file their governing instrument with the State to become legal."

- - from “Exempt Organizations -Technical Instruction Program for FY 2003 - Trusts: Common Law and IRC 501(c)(3) and 4947”, by Ward L. Thomas and Leonard J. Henzke, Jr.  (

The simple way to answer this question and the next hundred questions like it is to create a minute in the trust stating that X number of expenses, itemized, are automatically covered by the trust as part of its compensation to you for providing trustee services, for the foreseeable future, until further notice. 

When I say “itemized”, I don’t mean individual transactions.  I mean categories - - i.e. travel related to trust business, investment services for the trust performed by you, consulting, health coverage, house mortgage, vehicles that support your services to trust business, and so on.  Use your imagination. 

A minute like that can be written once to cover all future transactions in any category that you authorize the trust to cover for your personal expenses, as long as such expenses could arguably be justified as being in the best interests of the welfare and profitability of the trust on behalf of its beneficiaries.

A-1: See the page entitled "The Benefits Summarized” on page 4 of the of trust eBook.  Note: If you open it in Adobe Acrobat PDF reader, it will say it is page 5. 

A-2: See the text below from one of our flyers:

This is how the cultural creatives, changemakers, conscious wealth managers, and contributors to the golden age are quietly transacting sacred commerce through an advanced asset protection instrument ~ ~ previously a best kept secret of the super rich. 

     Peaceful people can benefit from operating one or more of these trusts, which concentrate the best asset protection secrets of the elite into the fewest words, and simplifies the language so as to minimize legalese and maximizes common politeness and understandability.  These trusts can be operated in most countries anywhere in the world.  Trust clients may become either trustees or creators, beneficiaries, and managers. These international pure natural law sovereign irrevocable trusts have no income tax filing requirements. They are infinitely flexible and can be adapted to any ethical, lawful, and noble purpose.

            They have a 100% success rate – meaning they have never been penetrated or invalidated in over five decades of use.  This has been the trust of choice as the best vehicle for holding wealth, and for preparing one's estate for generations to come.  Heirs can be endowed with successorship seamlessly with no time delay, no probate, and no death taxes.  Thousands of fortunate clients are quietly happy with these trusts.

No.  That is one of the advantages of the House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust from Brilliance in Commerce.  In fact, 99% of so-called “advisors” and attorneys will mislead you.  You need to appreciate how rare and specialized this knowledge is.  The elite families typically would train only a few lawyers close to them under nondisclosure, and keep this knowledge closely guarded.  They have kept it out of the law schools because they wanted to monopolize it for themselves. 

But in recent decades, and especially in more recent years, this highly privileged and specialized knowledge has reached a small percentage of the population of more moderate means.  You will find that the trust is so easy to understand that you won’t require professionals to interpret it for you.  And when you need guidance, our team is here for you.  If you need specialized expertise, we can refer you to members our network worldwide.

Of those needs, the only one that we specialize in is “protecting assets”.  We are not involved in “managing business legalities”, except that yes, we do provide guidance in managing the Natural Law Trust, which can hold title to one’s business.  We are not a statutory law firm engaged in “business legalities”.  As to “paying taxes”, that is also not something on which we consult.  The trust has no tax paying or filing requirements.  But we are not CPAs or tax advisors, so we don’t give tax advice.  If you need guidance in wealth management, go to this link. [ ]

Well, the best way to answer that is first to show what the disadvantages are of incorporation. Incorporation is facilitated by statutes, which result from legislation by politicians. Statutes number in the millions, even in a single country like the USA, and no single lawyer can possibly master more than a small fraction of them. In addition, they are ever-changing. They are often so contradictory and confusing that often only court cases can settle statutory disputes. Further, statutes tend to benefit only the special interests for which they were created. And they almost always require expensive paid attorneys to consult on them. And finally, the benefits they deliver in most cases are minimal compared to the huge time and expense it takes to comply with them.

By contrast, there is a large international community of citizens and professionals in most countries who have learned how to operate most of their affairs with little or no need for compliance with statutes. They adhere to trade principles under the global Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and/or the tradition of common law, which is the accumulated consensus of centuries of court decisions. In other words, common sense. Common law is man’s best effort to emulate natural law.

One of the cornerstones of the UCC and common law is the universal right of contract. US Supreme Court cases as well as conclusions in countries around the world affirm the individual’s unlimited right to enter into private contract with other individuals without government interference, as long as he or she is not interfering with the rights of others.

Hence by avoiding incorporation, one can manage one’s affairs via private contracts under common law - - natural law - - and enjoy infinitely more freedom and sovereignty with none of the restrictions, stress, expense, and waste of time that complying with statutes requires.

Statutes come and go. They are temporary, whereas common law goes on for centuries, and natural law is timeless. Natural law is beginningless and endless and is universal in applicability.

We therefore see the Natural Law Trust continuing to play an important role, long after crime has disappeared from the planet. When there is no longer any need for protecting one’s assets from aggressors and thieves, there will still be the need for efficient distribution of resources and long-term estate planning. That is why the Natural Law Trust will never be obsolete. That is perhaps the crowning apex of the answer to your question.

First, please understand that the House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust (NLT) from BIC can be used by anyone, regardless of their status.

A Rolls Royce can be driven by a billionaire or his chauffeur. It can be driven by a German, an African, or an American. The car doesn’t care what the status of the driver is.

Same with the NLT. It is equally successful with both slaves and sovereigns.

However, obviously, if the driver has been educated in personal individual sovereignty, then he would be able to appreciate the freedoms that the NLT enjoys a lot more than if he is in a subject-slave mentality, yes?

In addition, a trustee of an NLT who has documented his individual sovereignty correctly will have a much better mindset for managing the affairs of the NLT without allowing it to erroneously become vulnerable to dominating influences from other parties. He would be far more inclined to exercise the considerable rights that the trust furnishes.

No matter how well designed a Rolls Royce may be, an incompetent driver could still drive it into the ditch. Same with the NLT. We provide the best trust on the planet. It is the most well-crafted asset protection vehicle for maximizing the protection of assets and for operating successfully in a sovereign way without compromising its rights or subjecting it to any outside influence. But then it is hoped that the trustees rise to the occasion of the consciousness with which the trust was designed. If they don’t, then they are missing its greatest benefits.

One of the salient features of our House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust (NLT) is that it is written according to laws and principles that don’t change.

This means it will never be obsolete. Being based on natural law, the best of common law, it will endure generation after generation, century after century, millennium after millennium.

Your particular trust will have to be renewed every 21 years, but the principles on which it is written will never change. So to answer your question, no, none of the changes taking place in the world today make the trust any less relevant or valuable.

In fact, we have often said that when this Earth is blessed to finally have a Golden Age, where crime just simply doesn’t exist anymore, and asset “protection” isn’t so needed, the NLT will still be valuable as an efficient estate planning vehicle for the elegant distribution of resources.

When a tax ID number (EIN – Employer Identification Number) is applied for, for banking purposes only, for a pure, irrevocable, private contract trust, the online letter that comes from the IRS providing the EIN states that “form 1041 must be filed”, but that only applies to statutory entities.

"If no information or return is filed, [the] Internal Revenue Service cannot assess you". - - Gary Makovski, Special IRS Agent, testifying under oath in US. v. Lloyd.

The IRS has no category for “non-statutory”. The NLT constitutes an exception (not exempt - big difference), in the sense that the statutory filing requirements don’t apply to them. This fact has been successfully tested by all NLT clients for several decades. It is a well-established fact.

Being an “exception” to the filing requirements is a far more powerful status than being “exempt”, because “exempt” is a statutory term that can be granted by the IRS and can be revoked by the IRS. The category of “exception”, however, is not given - - and therefore cannot be taken away. It is a permanent and irreversible status of being outside the venue of all statutory requirements. It’s like an airplane flying in the sky which doesn’t have to follow the road rules of cars driving on the ground.

For those who still lack the courage to see the wisdom in this, consider the saying that “the only rights you have are the rights you know you have.” You have now been informed that you have the right to ignore the 1041 requirement, because that requirement only applies to statutory entities. Thus you can only “have” and enjoy this right if you clearly KNOW that you have it and choose to exercise it accordingly.

That EIN cancellation was an exception to the rule. It was probably done because the correspondent questioned it. At that time, the idea was that the EIN was for filing tax returns. Otherwise, though, the banks require a number, and maybe they will change it in the future, but thus far they use the IRS SSN or EIN as the ID number for entities that hold bank accounts. That has not been a problem for NLT operators.

What is important, though, is to follow the instructions that you receive with the trust explicitly, in how to apply for the EIN. There is a certain exact procedure. It only takes about 15 minutes, but you have to check the right boxes, say the right words, and not say the wrong things. Those instructions come with your trust.

The IRS is not going to cancel the EIN.

No one to our knowledge out of thousands has had a single problem with the tax man in the US or any country, in one’s individual name or in the name of the trust, as a result of using the NLT or using the EIN associated with it.

By the way, banks in some countries have accepted the US EIN as the trust’s ID number for opening accounts, without the trustee having to get a number from that country’s government.

This is because the NLT has no elements to wear out or break down. Its asset protection is actually greater, more invincible, because of that.

Consider: Most trust operators would love to leave a legacy. It is fortunate if one is blessed with long-range vision. However, statutes change every few years. Anyone basing their structure on LLCs, 501(c)(3)s, 1041s, and other statutory elements, is at the mercy of politicians, legislatures, congresses, and parliaments. One has no control over the future durability and stability of that entity or procedure.

By contrast, the universal laws and principles on which the NLT is based will last forever. Generation after generation after generation. These same principles would endure even on other planets and other galaxies. They are truly universal. There is nothing in the NLT to ever become outdated or expire. No government can change it. No outside party can invalidate it or make it obsolete. Even when the world is enjoying the full sunshine of the Age of Enlightenment and asset protection is no longer needed because crime and theft have disappeared from the Earth, even then, the NLT is still useful because of its state-of-the-art estate planning and wealth administration functions.
Well into the Golden Age, and long past the end of taxes and crime on this planet, the House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust will continue to serve - - not so much necessarily for protection against thieves and intruders anymore, but more for the superior means of organization of resources, estate planning, the efficient assignment of assets for various humanitarian projects, and for the masterful distribution of supportive energies for the most exquisite management of life.

Even the Enlightened Masters use trusts. After all, every human being is only a temporary steward of what we have on Earth. So really, no matter how great of a World of Light this planet may become, we see no end to the usefulness of this NLT.

First, this is because the NLT does not draw its right to exist from any body of law that has any tax filing requirements.  Second, it is because even when the NLT’s activities are noticed by a tax authority, they discover that the assets going into the trust become corpus - - not “income”. 

Third, because what is in the corpus is eventually distributed to beneficiaries, the NLT is seen as a “pass-through” vehicle.  Pass-through vehicles are not assessed for income tax.  Here is a Yale university review article, reviewing Commerce and Trusts and it states over and over again, most trusts are treated as pass-through entities.  (page 171, 175, 180, 189... "There is no mystery, however, in understanding why the trust appears so attractive as a commercial form. Although the trust resembles the corporation in supplying for the particular venture a highly adaptable, contract-like regime of rights, of fiduciary duties, and of internal governance, the trust offers investors an insolvency regime superior to that of corporate law, packaged in a way that facilitates pass-through taxation."

No, because remember, the grantor is never anything else at the same time. This is because the role of the grantor begins and ends right at the start of the trust. Because these are irrevocable trusts, the grantor signs off at the beginning and relinquishes all further control irrevocably. That is one of the main sources of the invincible asset protection.

Then that individual can wear other hats, except trustee. He or she can be a beneficiary as long as he is not the only beneficiary. This does not weaken or discredit the legitimacy of the trust or the strength of its asset protection.

Yes, but that arrangement will have already been made at the beginning of the trust. That is why either a minimum of two current trustees must exist, or one current trustee and one successor trustee. If one current trustee passes away, then the other current trustee takes over, or the successor trustee takes over.

Then a new co-trustee to replace the lost trustee must be appointed. This person would be appointed by the existing trustee after getting the consent of whoever had played the role of the grantor. Or, if the client who had the trust set up in the first place IS the trustee, then that trustee needs to consult no one about the decision of who will be the replacement trustee. It is his or her own decision.

This could be arranged if it is done correctly. If the grantor has become a beneficiary, as discussed above, then it would simply be written into the trust minutes that the income to the trust will be distributed to that beneficiary. This should harmonize with however many units of beneficial interest were assigned to that beneficiary.

If the grantor has elected to have no officer role at all in the trust, the minute could still be written and authorized by the trustee to honor the wish of the grantor, to have that income paid to that person. After the grantor has signed the relinquishment document, he no longer has a role in the trust and therefore the trust cannot be held liable for any of the ex-grantor’s liabilities. But, the trust can certainly be authorized to pay out that rental income to the person.

If the client who pays the original trust setup fees and has the trust formed wishes to be the main executive trustee, then that individual can also have the trust authorized to cover his major expenses, such as mortgage, car payment, or salary, as compensation for trustee services. However, that person should not use the trust bank account willy nilly to directly pay his own miscellaneous expenses. It should be in the form of a straight salary to the trustee's individual account, or a payment of that trustee’s major bills directly from the trust. Whatever arrangement is made, should be authorized by a written minute made a part of the trust.

If you have further questions about the details and mechanics of all this, it would be best to purchase the trust first, and then go into all those details with our trust writer in a one-on-one consultation.

This could be arranged if it is done correctly. If the grantor has become a beneficiary, as discussed above, then it would simply be written into the trust minutes that the income to the trust will be distributed to that beneficiary. This should harmonize with however many units of beneficial interest were assigned to that beneficiary.

If the grantor has elected to have no officer role at all in the trust, the minute could still be written and authorized by the trustee to honor the wish of the grantor, to have that income paid to that person. After the grantor has signed the relinquishment document, he no longer has a role in the trust and therefore the trust cannot be held liable for any of the ex-grantor’s liabilities. But, the trust can certainly be authorized to pay out that sale income to the person.

If the client who pays the original trust setup fees and has the trust formed wishes to be the main executive trustee, then that individual can also have the trust authorized to cover his major expenses, such as mortgage, car payment, or salary, as compensation for trustee services. However, that person should not use the trust bank account willy nilly to directly pay his own miscellaneous expenses. It should be in the form of a straight salary to the trustee's individual account, or a payment of that trustee’s major bills directly from the trust. Whatever arrangement is made, should be authorized by a written minute made a part of the trust.

If you have further questions about the details and mechanics of all this, it would be best to purchase the trust first, and then go into all those details with our trust writer in a one-on-one consultation.

It is the mission of any good trust to fulfill the wishes of the grantor. The duty of the trustees is to fulfill the wishes of the grantor. However, of course, the general principle in life also applies to trusts, which is “you can only get out of it what you put into it”. So the idea of the grantor “always being taken care of” depends upon the trust having been given enough resources to make that possible.

Assuming, though, that the grantor has put adequate resources into the trust, and the trustees administer those assets properly for preservation and expansion, then yes, the grantor’s wishes can be fulfilled . . . even though the person who played the role of grantor in the beginning will have long since had that title expire. After the grantor position has been extinguished, the person who played that role will have some other role, such as one of the beneficiaries.

In cases where the original trust client elects to be one of the trustees, then a nominee grantor is selected to play the grantor role. In a setup like that, the original trust client, the one who becomes one of the trustees, is the one whose wishes must be followed in the administration of the trust.

Yes and no.  Yes because for two or three decades, all money in electronic circulation, especially US dollars and EUR, have been traceable down to the penny in real time globally.  That cannot be avoided, and at the same time, should not be worried about. 

The answer is also no, though, because the system has very little information about the trust.  All that is disclosed to the banks and the government agency that issues its identification number is:

  • the name of the trust;
  • the type of trust - the word to use is “irrevocable”;
  • the name of the “responsible party” - - which can be anyone you designate; and
  • the tax ID number of that person.  That’s it.

(The tax ID of the responsible party has never made that party liable for trust taxes in any of these trusts in our experience of five decades worldwide.  It is only for identification.)

So, the international databases only see that the trust exists, that it is irrevocable, and that someone is the responsible party. 

These databases can see the amount of money assigned to the trust and in which banks it is deposited.  But, the databases don’t know anything else.  They don’t know:

  • who are all the trustees - - they can see the one that is the signatory on the bank account, but they don’t know who the other trustees are;
  • who the grantor is;
  • who the beneficiaries are;
  • what the indenture says;
  • what the purpose of the trust is;
  • whether the trust is common law or statutory - - “irrevocable” can be either;
  • where the money is coming from;
  • where it is going to go;
  • and so on.

The trust is kept private.  Thus what is traceable is such a minimal amount of information that it is not enough for any would-be attacker or interferer to do anything intelligent against it.

Natural Law Trusts are non-statutory.  They have no owners; the NLT owns itself.  Therefore when an NLT trustee or beneficiary dies, no asset transfer takes place; and no taxable event occurs.  The asset simply stays in the same legal entity, the trust.  If the trustee died, the other current trustee or the successor trustee takes over instantly and seamlessly.  If a beneficiary dies before his units of beneficial interest are all distributed to him, then they are simply reassigned to a different beneficiary or to the trust corpus.  In all cases, no taxable event occurs, and in any case, the trust is not a taxable entity.

Why so much complexity? And why the 1041? Why the 501(3)(c)? Why all the statutory entanglement? What's the point? What's the benefit?

Many of us have been operating just fine, thank you, since the early 90s, with none of that. And our trust writer and his mentors since the 70s and 80s.

Advocates of such a complex system will aver that it strengthens one's asset protection. But the reality is just the opposite. In truth, the more entanglements one has with the statutory system, the more chances there are for something to go wrong. It's like machines. The more moving parts they have, the more things can wear out and break down. That is why music went from vinyl record players to cassette tapes to CDs to iPods. With an iPod, there are no moving parts at all. Nothing to break down or wear out.

Like that, the NLT has no elements to wear out or break down. Its asset protection is actually greater, more invincible, because of that.

Consider: Most trust operators would love to leave a legacy. It is fortunate if one is blessed with long-range vision. However, statutes change every few years. Anyone basing their structure on LLCs, 501(c)(3)s, 1041s, and other statutory elements, is at the mercy of politicians, legislatures, congresses, and parliaments. One has no control over the future durability and stability of that entity or procedure.

By contrast, the universal laws and principles on which the NLT is based will last forever. Generation after generation after generation. These same principles would endure even on other planets and other galaxies. They are truly universal. There is nothing in the NLT to ever become outdated or expire. No government can change it. No outside party can invalidate it or make it obsolete. Even when the world is enjoying the full sunshine of the Age of Enlightenment and asset protection is no longer needed because crime and theft have disappeared from the Earth, even then, the NLT is still useful because of its state-of-the-art estate planning and wealth administration functions.

On top of all that, you have the hassle, inconvenience, and expense of high maintenance with complicated statute-entangled systems like Sean's. High maintenance means LOTS more paperwork - - "red tape" - - and the expenses and time consumption that goes with that. With the NLT, none of that is necessary. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid)!

Tell the bankers in those countries that the trust’s existence, validity, and authority are recognized as a private irrevocable trust, under the Hague Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition (“the Convention”) and needs no permission or franchise from the Hague Convention to exist or function.

If the crypto is in your own hardware wallet or software wallet that you control, then simply create a Minute documenting the exchange of the title of ownership of the crypto into the trust. And list it on Schedule A in the trust. That's it.

If the owner is concerned about the tax man charging one with taxes on capital gains, one could notarize the Minute and provide a copy of it later on to the tax man if one is ever assessed for capital gains. The notarization proves on public record the date of the transfer to a nontaxable entity.

A hardware or software self-controlled wallet is how the majority of the savvy crypto owners store their crypto. It is well known in the crypto world that it is high risk and not recommended to keep much of their crypto residing at an exchange. It is not recommended to keep large amounts of one's crypto residing on the exchange servers. One of the main reasons people got into cryptos is their decentralized control and the ability of the owner to control his own storage of the currency, unlike banks.

But if the owner wishes to keep one’s crypto on an exchange, then one would need to open an account at the exchange in the name of the trust and transfer one’s currency into that account instead of the account in one’s personal name. This is just like opening an account at a bank for the trust in which dollars reside. It is only a matter of the owner of the crypto opening a separate account in the name of the trust, and storing the crypto in that account.

The House of Freedom NLT from BIC has a track record that is even better than all the most successful victories of all the other common law trusts out there mentioned in these cases, in that the design of its wording and operation, and the kind of peaceful clientele that it typically attracts, have achieved the ancient principle of "victory before war". This is evidenced in the fact that none of its thousands of operators, to our knowledge, have ever had the need to test it in court. The one thing that is superior to being victorious in battle is to prevent the need for a battle in the first place.

Nevertheless, if the operators of an NLT were required to defend any of its transactions or operations in court, it is our well supported belief that the NLT would fare even better than the other common law trusts out there, for the simple reason that it has incorporated provisions unique to it that constitute improvements upon the already best state-of-the-art common law trust designs elsewhere out there in the marketplace.

Beyond all that, though, is the very important realization that the NLT itself is sovereign, and cannot be subjected as a whole to the jurisdiction of any authority. It has never been penetrated and has never been invalidated, and in fact cannot be invalidated, because it is based on the universal and unalienable right to enter into private contract. The only aspects that can be litigated are not the NLT's right to exist, but only specific actions or transactions of the trustees. And since most intelligent NLT operators keep its existence totally private, on a "need to know" basis only, its very invisibility to the public makes it extremely unlikely to ever be attacked in court.

Most of our clients have been referred by friends, family, and business associates. In other words, they gained confidence and came to us via word of mouth and glowing recommendations from people they already knew and trusted. The NLT has a favorable reputation among all of its existing clients, so the word spreads. In addition, our speakers have spoken at many conferences which were hosted by influencers whom the audiences trusted, and their bringing on our speakers constituted an endorsement. These influencers would not have done that without good reason.

We suggest that newcomers should not purchase an NLT if they are fear-based, if they like to live dangerously, if they are unethical, or if they think harming others or violating the rights of others is sometimes justified. That is why our eBook says on its cover “asset protection for peaceful people”. The NLT has flourished quietly and successfully for thousands of people worldwide for generations partly because its operators are the peaceful types who just want to do good in the world and be protected from unconscious people who don’t understand oneness and who need therapy. Thus being “completely protected” only works if one is harmless and deserving of that protection.

At, if you scroll down near the bottom, you see "U.S. Court Precedents Validate the Rights of a Private Contract Trust Organization".  That gives legal-minded people some insight and comfort.  

In addition, the Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition at The Hague, Netherlands, became international law, never overturned and still in force today.  See:

In addition, Croker v. MacCloy, 649 US Supp 39 says that “A pure Trust is non-statutory. The Court holds that the Trust is created under the realm of equity under common law and is not … created by legislative authority.”   It is private - - not registered with a statutory body, although assets held might be registered - such as trust owning real estate property that gets listed at the county recorder. The government number assigned to it is used for “banking purposes only” and the trust functions as a pass-through entity regarding income tax. If set up correctly and administered correctly by the trustee(s), tax agencies don’t consider the trust to be taxable as that they view it as a pass-through to the individuals or entities that are possibly taxable.

When a tax ID number (EIN – Employer Identification Number) is applied for, for banking purposes only, for a Natural Law Trust, the online letter that comes from the IRS providing the EIN states that “form 1041 must be filed”, but that only applies to statutory entities. "If no information or return is filed, [the] Internal Revenue Service cannot assess you". - - Gary Makovski, Special IRS Agent, testifying under oath in US. v. Lloyd.  The IRS has no category for “non-statutory”.  The NLT constitutes an exception (not exempt - big difference), in the sense that the statutory filing requirements don’t apply to them.  This fact has been successfully tested by all NLT clients for several decades.  It is a well-established fact. 

For further support, read the website of The Art of Passing the Buck -  Their two-volume set of books went through an INTENSE IRS court case, and the IRS was UNABLE TO CHANGE ANY of the text they had written . . . including comments about the IRS's connection to Puerto Rico.  The Art of Passing the Buck has LOTS of court cases listed, including cases where people did things WRONG.

Another of the texts that has contributed to the synthesis that the NLT has incorporated is the book “The Law of Trusts” (Core Texts Series) - Oxford University (Available from Amazon at

The answer is theoretically yes, but in practice, the creator of the trust may want to consider the problems and complications that could arise from having more than one.  The trust manual itself specifies no limit on this:


The creator may, through the protector, as set forth in the trust instrument, remove a trustee.  The cause for removing a trustee is not required to be disclosed.  The power to remove a trustee may cause various problems if not done properly.  The safest way to avoid these problems is for the creator to appoint a protector, who can replace a non-related trustee with another non-related trustee.

If the creator were to appoint more than one protector, then what would be the reason and the benefit in this?  Suppose the two (or more) protectors disagree with each other?  Suppose one follows the creator’s wishes and the other doesn’t?  And when the time comes for a protector to take action, which one would perform this action?  Would both protectors be needed to perform it?  These are just a few of the questions that arise around this issue. 

If you are intending to have a second protector waiting on standby in case the first one resigns, disappears, or otherwise becomes unavailable, then the best way to do this would be to have one current protector and a successor protector.  The one designated as “current” is the one that has the power to remove trustees.  While the current protector is serving faithfully, the successor would have no power.  Only when the current protector retires or becomes unavailable would the successor have his or her role changed from successor to current.

No.  The protector cannot have another role in the trust because if he did, it could become a conflict of interest.  The protector has to be someone entirely unrelated to the trustees and who is impartial to the trust affairs.

Yes.  Although this is rare, there is really no limit to how many beneficiaries a trust may have.  The creator appointing said beneficiaries would simply have to acknowledge that the greater the number of beneficiaries, the smaller will be the percentage of the trust assets that each one is to receive.

No. Unless one has obtained the allodial title and land patent, property tax follows the property, regardless of what entity owns it, in every country. Regarding income tax, when the NLT is operated as a pass-through entity, it becomes an exception to income tax, and in the US, clients are encouraged to research trust deposits as Lawful Money. The type of protection offered by the NLT to real estate ownership is based on proper trust setup and trust administration over time (2 years to solidify property in trust, personal or real) that the trust assets gain protection from vulnerability to judgment or lien meant to satisfy the personal liabilities of any of the trust officers or grantor.

One solution is to go ahead and register it, as long as registration does not obligate the trust to file income tax returns. Unless the real estate is income property, it might not have reportable income anyway. Our trust writer can guide you in what pages can be included in the registration, and which pages should be kept private. And, only register the trust that has real estate property. It may be helpful to acquire additional NLTs for other assets such as a business, investments, personal holdings, etc. One would register only the trust that owns real estate. If so, one wouldn’t register the trust(s) that have other types of assets that don’t need to be publicly recorded.
Another solution would be to create a statutory company, like the UK equivalent of an LLC, and let that be registered and hold the property - - with the majority of its assets of the statutory entity being held in the background by the private trust that is not registered anywhere.
It would be beneficial for each client to do their own research. UK legislation regarding registration and possible taxation of all Express Trusts has recently changed. Any time trustees are considering government registering or recording of a trust’s existence, in order to perfect the public recording of trust real estate ownership, there are taxation, annual reporting, and public exposure of beneficiaries issues. Perhaps in these situations it is best to work with other entities owning the real estate, and either layering trusts, or using corporations, or LLCs for holding real estate legal title and the trust having certificates, or stocks, or membership in the other entity. So, whatever entity in any country that can hold property, that entity can then be owned wholly or partially owned by the primary private irrevocable trust.
As a reminder, BIC cannot give legal or financial advice, so all of these answers are only our seasoned collection of information from experience - - not advice as to what any one client should do. We can simply say that worldwide, the NLT is non-statutory, meaning it is not written under the statutes of any government. Thus it is an exception to the normal statutory requirements. The NLT is based on the universal right of private contract. This is a right, not a privilege - - so it cannot be denied by any government.
To our knowledge, most every client of the NLT worldwide has been successful in operating them privately without registration. Those who have been successful have been legally and lawfully operating their trusts in private. We have all found that this is in the best interests of the beneficiaries, because the confidentiality protects them from possible swindlers. Administration of a private trust as a pass-through entity includes that income taxation issues are handled before assets are exchanged in the trust or after beneficiaries receive benefits. The NLT is also considered a discretionary trust and all funds received by the trust can be treated as trust corpus rather than income.
For clients who plan to put real estate property into an NLT in the UK and countries where public recording requires government registration, see the answer in these FAQs to the related question "In countries like the UK that now seem to be requiring trust government registration before the public recording of trust real estate ownership, what is the solution?” The answer to that question provides two different possible solutions for consideration to this new UK requirement.

If you appoint someone else as the managing trustee, you would need to give that person letters of wishes whenever you want any transactions performed. That can be done if you really trust that person, but it is inconvenient and it reduces your control over the assets you have put into the trust.

That is why we recommend for most clients that you yourself be the managing trustee. We are one of the only trust writing organizations in the world that offers that. It makes it far more convenient for you to be the controller of the bank account and movement of assets into and out of the trust if you are the managing trustee.

So if you wish to be your own trustee, then the next thing you need to know is whom to appoint as trust officers. You will need a grantor, and if you are going to be the managing trustee, you cannot be the grantor. So, we can appoint one for you for $100, or you can find a friend or family member to do it. Because these are irrevocable trusts, the grantor signs on and signs off right at the beginning. He or she has no responsibilities and gets no compensation. (“Grantor” is also called “Settlor”).

For $100, we provide what is called a “Nominee Grantor”. “Nominee” means “in name only”. It means that person doesn’t actually have to put his or her assets into the trust. You as trustee can put assets into the trust and take assets out. You have full control.

Then you will need an inactive co-trustee to sit in the background, or a successor trustee to take over when you are no longer available to continue the managing trustee duties. Last, you will need at least one beneficiary. You can appoint these people after you purchase the trust. If you need help in deciding on these roles, our trust writer can assist you once you are a paid trust client.

Most people like things simple, so you will be pleased to know that ours is one of the simplest trusts in the world. We deliberately write the trusts in plain high school English. We use no legalese. It only consists of 30 to 35 pages. This is one of the reasons that it is one of the strongest trusts in the world.

Even other common law trusts can often be 100 pages or more of complicated legalese. The reason other companies write them that way is to confuse their clients on purpose, so that you have to pay their fees for interpretation. Those dazzling looking legalese phrases can be deceptive. They can make it appear to be strong and sophisticated, and thus impenetrable, but the exact opposite is actually the case.

This is especially the case with statutory trusts. You have to pay the attorneys and the accountants to interpret everything for you. It keeps them in their professions. The disadvantage to you in that situation, besides the extra expenses, is that it disempowers you. It gives your power away to the professional who is interpreting for you. That actually weakens the asset protection, because what if they take advantage of the assets in your trust without your understanding what is going on?

Our NLT, by contrast, puts you in the power position because you can easily understand it. You don’t need to hire any professionals to interpret it for you. And whatever you aren’t clear on, our trust writer and/or his team will clarify for you in 1-on-1 consultations - - included in the price of the trust.

Brilliance in Commerce’s House of Freedom International Natural Law Trust has never been penetrated and has never been invalidated, for any of thousands of clients, going back at least five decades in the experience of our clients, our company personnel, and our mentors. That constitutes a 100% success rate in world class state-of-the-art asset protection.

No government and no tax authority anywhere in the world has the right to tax the NLT or to require that it file tax returns or income reports. Indeed, this has been proven to be true in the experience of thousands of clients over at least five decades.

Most countries have government-authorized statutory entities that are exempt, but the price of being exempt is high. This price is not just in money for fees, but is also in the loss of privacy, the abundance of bureaucratic paperwork required, and the requirement to continue submitted reports each year about the income of the entity. If the government doesn’t approve of the details in such reports, it can remove the exemption.

The NLT, by contrast, is non-statutory. It operates on contract law, which is affirmed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which is global. But such affirmation does not make the NLT subject to any jurisdiction. Being non-statutory, it is an exception to the filing and taxing requirements. Since this status of exception was not granted by any government, that means no government can remove it. That is an infinitely stronger position to be in.

It is like comparing cars to airplanes. Cars driving down on the ground are subject to road rules and obstacles in the highways, including traffic jams. Airplanes, by contrast, are exceptions to the road rules, because airplanes don’t travel on the roads. They travel in the far less restrictive skies above. The NLT is like the airplane in that it operates in a far higher echelon of freedom and privilege.

Legal experts who have analyzed the NLT have concluded that it has by far the greatest collection of clauses in it that maximize asset protection, maximize the freedom of the trustees to operate, maximize the convenience of the trustees, and minimize the possibility of trouble of any kind.

The NLT can operate as a personal trust, a family holding vehicle, a holding company for a business, a land trust, a holder of real estate, a holder of bank accounts, a holder of securities and brokerage accounts, and a holder of really any asset of monetary value.

The NLT can operate as a private membership association, a foundation, a spiritual center, a scientific institute, an educational organization, an organizer of humanitarian projects, or a charity. There is really no noble purpose to which that NLT cannot be easily adapted.

Most NLT users find over time that they have no further need for statutory entities. Clients who are self-employed can have contract consultant clients can pay the trust, and businesses that sell products or services can have their customers pay the trust . . . just like customers pay our BIC trust for BIC’s products. BIC operates directly from the trust, and most NLT clients find over time that they can operate their businesses directly from their NLTs.

If you are the trustee and you want to know how to cover your personal expenses, the NLT doesn’t need to pay you; rather it can pay for goods and services directly that you would have spent your own money on. There is a minute that comes with the trust called the Housing Resolution, which authorizes the trust to cover the managing trustee’s housing expenses, and there is one called the Spiritual Resolution, which authorizes the trust to cover other types of expenses for the managing trustee. So being, it isn’t even necessary to have bank accounts in one's personal name.

If you wish to continue banking in your personal name and have the trust pay you a salary, that is your prerogative; but to have your affairs taken care of, having a bank account in your personal name isn’t necessary.

Yes. On our website, see the sections:
• "U.S. Court Precedents Validate the Rights of a Private Contract Trust Organization”
• "International Recognition of this Trust's Right to Exist”
• "128 Court Case Cites Supporting the Pure Contract Trust”
• "Further Confirmation of the Pass-through Nature of the Natural Law Trust"

This is the preference for estate planning, because heirs can be endowed with successorship seamlessly with no time delay, no probate, and no death taxes. Further, because the trustee or board of trustees are not restricted by statutory regulations as to their business and investment options, they are typically able to increase the holdings for the beneficiaries a lot more than in more restrictive trusts. That is why the NLT is called a "discretionary trust". The trustees have discretion in how best to grow the assets for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

Unlike most trusts, the NLT is not under the jurisdiction of a government which can be taken over next year by new rulers who change the laws. This is the risk many tax havens in smaller countries around the world face. Today they may give you an offshore trust with favorable tax and asset protection laws, but next year that small country may get taken over by new rulers who change everything. There goes all your offshore trust’s protection. This has actually happened in many countries.

Being non-statutory, the NLT can be renewed for centuries into the future . . . and will continue to enjoy longevity regardless of what happens to governments and their statutes. It is based on law which is eternal and can never be overturned or changed by any individual or group.

The NLT itself is not perpetual, because that is not lawful and would be considered a sham in the trust community. To hold assets on behalf of beneficiaries forever without ever distributing those assets would destroy the integrity of the trust. But the NLT adopts the duration most agreed upon in the international community of trust law books - - 21 years. Then at the end of the 21 years, if all the trustees agree, it can be renewed for another 21 years. There is no limit to how many times that renewal can occur.

The main benefit for longevity is that no state and no outside authority can invalidate or terminate the trust. It can only be terminated by the trustees themselves.

On the website, see the section "WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A NATURAL LAW TRUST?”

Your question arises from statutory thinking, so if our trust were statutory, you might be correct – – that choosing what you regard to be an unfriendly situs or domicile might cause complications that would make it difficult or impossible to manage. But in the case of our Natural Law Trusts, the fact that they are non-statutory makes them non-attached to any particular jurisdiction. That frees its officers to move, travel, and operate anywhere in the world, without any changes needed to the trust at all. That is why we call them “international”. The only thing that might change is where one’s bank account for the trust is.

Have you read the eBook? And do you have any background in understanding common law? Have you read the trust section of our website? Have you watched any of our videos? We appreciate your interest . . . so you must have chosen BIC because you are intelligent enough to recognize the best trust in the world. We respect that, and look forward to welcoming you and serving you. But you need to go beyond your statutory thinking. Choosing a different state assumes that the trust is statutory, which it is not.

If you were to be forming an LLC or a corporation, which state you form it in is very important, because laws differ from state to state. States like Wyoming, Nevada, and New Mexico, for example, offer more privacy and less restrictive regulations for LLCs. But the Natural Law Trust is sovereign. It is not subject to the statutes of any state or any government. You need to free your thinking from the restrictions of geography and jurisdiction.

It is like the difference between cars driving down on the road, and airplanes flying in the sky. Cars are subject to stop signs, red lights, traffic jams, waiting for other cars to pass, and so on. Airplanes have no such problems. They fly in a vastly freer space. They have rules to follow too, but they enjoy far more freedom in navigation.

In that analogy, the NLT is like the airplane. It is not subject to the statutory rules that vehicles on the ground have to follow. I hope this helps you to realize that it doesn't matter what geographic state you are in when you form the trust and give it a mailing address.

This depends more on the level of the consciousness and experience of the individual than anything else. The NLT is the greatest asset protection vehicle in the world, but a bad operator of it could still mismanage it and make mistakes. It’s just like a Rolls Royce, top-of-the-line Mercedes, or Ferrari - - it doesn’t matter how expensive and well-made the car is. If a bad driver gets into it, he could still crash it.

We can only provide the world-class state-of-the-art vehicle. It is up to the client to be advanced in his knowledge and experience to handle its affairs flawlessly.

I’m sure you are finding that my approach to answering your questions is very different from what typical in-the-system people would provide. Most of them - - licensed financial advisors, estate planning professionals, certified public accountants, and attorneys - - will persuade people who are asking the questions you are asking to get into their system. For their substantial fees, they will take care of recommending and perhaps arranging the system for the client.

As you can see, I am not recommending any of that. But, in order for someone to be competent in going the sovereign way, obviously one must possess some degree of sovereignty consciousness.

Again, this depends on the level of knowledge, experience, consciousness, and mastery of the user / client / operator. If you are living a degree of individual sovereignty consciousness and are comfortable managing your affairs according to natural law, transcending ever-changing manmade statutes, then yes, the NLT could be totally sufficient for you. That is how perhaps the majority of NLT trustees operate.

It also depends on the size of the company and the level of activity of the business organization. If the business already has a substantial presence in the marketplace in a statutory entity and has a lot of clients, customers, sales, employees, and significant interaction with the establishment system, then it might be perhaps easier for the owner(s) of that business to keep the statutory company operating as before.

Then he can assign up to 95% of the company’s income to the trust, which sits in the background. It will not be 100% secret, as it will show that the majority of the company’s income and profits are going to the trust - - but at least the information about its existence and its nature will be very quiet. Such information will not be volunteered or disclosed to most parties. It will be only at the absolute minimum, and only on a need-to-know basis.

The reason for up to 95% is, you don’t want to assign 100% of the company’s assets and profits to the trust. This is because that would look suspicious to the tax authorities, and they would most likely conduct an audit on the company. But, giving the majority of a company’s income and profits to an outside entity is done all the time. Most companies do this with offshore trusts or other types of tax shelters, because they don’t know about the NLT. The NLT is the best of them all. In any case, assigning 90% or 95% or even up to 98% to the nontaxable entity is very common in business and would not raise any eyebrows.

We appreciate your seeking our advice, but none of us at BIC participate in income taxes and so we don’t use the accountants who prepare them.

You have from BIC the world’s greatest non-taxable asset protection entity, but if the agency that pays your pension will not change the addressee to the trust name, then your only other option is to become individually exempt.

If you have American Citizenship, then you can utilize the Revocation of Election (ROE) at Go to #4 on that page. Implementing that process will make you officially exempt from income tax in the USA.

As long as they regard you as a taxpayer, you will simply have to use a regular local accountant who works with taxpayers. At BIC we don’t deal with them and cannot recommend any.

Our BIC staff member Dominique Hackett is working on a book for Natural Law Trust bookkeeping, but that will only pertain to the trust, and it will not address taxes because the trust has no tax filing requirements.

Pension payments by bank wire can be wired directly into a Natural Law Trust bank account, even if the pension payee is the individual trustee. But that would not exempt the payments from taxes, due to the fact that the payor still regards the individual payee to be the taxpayer. The payments would only become free of income tax if they were addressed to the trust itself as the payee, or if you personally convert your status to exempt using the ROE.

[For readers outside the USA: This question refers to the “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification” form that employers request from employees, and that direct sales companies that pay commissions to agents request from their agents.] Yes, no problem. For several decades, we have filled out those forms for companies that request them, and it has never generated a tax liability for any of our Natural Law Trusts. The form is not sent to the IRS. It is requested by companies that pay salaries or commissions or royalty payments so they can show in their accounting that they have complied with what they perceive to be the IRS rules about collecting payee tax identity information. Signing such a form does NOT change the status of the trust to a taxable entity.
On line 1, “Name (as shown on your income tax return)”, leave it blank.
Line 2: Business name – put the trust name there.
3: “Check appropriate box” – check the box that says “Trust/estate”.
4: “Exemptions” – leave blank. We don’t want “exempt” status, because that is statutory and can be revoked.
5 & 6: “Address” – put the mailing address you use for the trust.
7: “List account numbers (optional)” – leave blank. Generally anything that is “optional”, leave blank.
“Part 1 – Taxpayer Identification Number” – “Social Security Number” – leave blank.
“or Employer Identification Number” – fill in your EIN for the trust there.
“Part II – Sign Here” – Where it says “Signature of US person”, mark out “US person” and write instead “Trustee”. Write “All Rights Reserved” under your signature, so close to your signature that it is touching it and almost a part of it (so they cannot be separated). Write a comma and “TTE” after your signature, which stands for “Trustee”. ALWAYS sign “, TTE” on any document pertaining to the trust, when you are signing as trustee on behalf of the trust.

An express trust is a trust created "in express terms, and usually in writing, as distinguished from one inferred by the law from the conduct or dealings of the parties." Property is transferred by a person (called a trustor, settlor, or grantor) to a transferee (called the trustee), who holds the property for the benefit of one or more persons, called beneficiaries. The trustee may distribute the property, or the income from that property, to the beneficiaries. Express trusts are frequently used in common law jurisdictions as methods of wealth preservation or enhancement.

A constructive trust is an equitable remedy imposed by a court to benefit a party that has been wrongfully deprived of its rights due to either a person obtaining or holding a legal property right which they should not possess due to unjust enrichment or interference, or due to a breach of fiduciary duty, which is intercausative with unjust enrichment and/or property interference.

An inter-vivos trust is an express trust or constructive trust created during a life-time of the settlor/grantor.

A testamentary trust is usually an inferred trust that's created upon the death of the grantor.

An NLTrust is a combination of any of the above;
inter-vivos: alive
testamentary: after death
express: clear intent
constructive: Such a court action has never happened to our knowledge to any of our clients, but if such a court action were to so order, the NLT could masterfully satisfy the order.

It is posted on the BIC website. See:

The reason you won't find it on the IRS website or in any official publication is that the IRS has been trying to hide it. They have never made what the letter says obsolete; they just don't want it publicized. Therefore you cannot rely on it as some kind of official authority for the private contract trusts being nontaxable. They would lie about it and deny it. We simply post it because it is interesting. It exposed the truth - - "accidentally" - - and then the IRS hierarchy wanted it silenced. So we should do likewise. Just take silent notice of it.

That truth is still a reality today, in actual practice - - operators of NLTs all over the world are finding they have no attacks on them by tax collectors. But one of the main reasons for this is the wise practice of keeping quiet - - remaining silent. Don't ask, don't tell. We avoid filing confession returns; we avoid asking the tax people for approval or permission. We just do what we know is right . . . and exercise our right to operate outside the whole system of statutory rules. Knock on wood - - we have five decades and counting of 100% success with this approach. Why try to fix what isn't broken?

That would be correct only so long as the assets are still in the trust and have not been distributed to the beneficiaries in question. As soon as such assets are distributed to the beneficiaries, then the taxability of that transaction depends upon the tax status of the beneficiary. If he or she is a taxpayer, then yes, he or she would have to report that inheritance or windfall and pay whatever is due on it. It is, of course, possible for beneficiaries to be Natural Law Trusts, which have no tax reporting requirements; and it is also possible for the individual beneficiaries in their personal names to document themselves as exempt, using the Revocation of Election, if they are American.

No. Unless one has obtained the allodial title and land patent, property tax follows the property, regardless of what entity owns it, in every country. The type of tax that is inapplicable to an NLT is income tax. When the NLT is operated as a pass-through entity, it becomes an exception to income tax, and in the US, clients are encouraged to research trust deposits as Lawful Money. The type of protection offered by the NLT to real estate ownership is based on proper trust setup and trust administration over time that the trust assets gain protection from vulnerability to judgment or lien meant to satisfy the personal liabilities of any of the trust officers or grantor.

One solution is to go ahead and register it, as long as registration does not obligate the trust to file income tax returns. Unless the real estate is income property, it would have no income anyway. Our trust writer can guide you in what pages can be included in the registration, and which pages should be kept private. And, only register the trust that has real esate property. It may be helpful to acquire additional NLTs for other assets such as a business, investments, personal holdings, etc. One would register only the trust that owns real estate. If so, one wouldn’t register the trust(s) that have other types of assets that don’t need to be publicly recorded.

Another solution would be to create a statutory company, like the UK equivalent of an LLC, and let that be registered and hold the property - - with the majority of its assets of the statutory entity being held in the background by the private trust that is not registered anywhere.

It would be beneficial for each client to do their own research. UK legislation regarding registration and possible taxation of all Express Trusts has recently changed. Any time trustees are considering government registering or recording of a trust’s existence, in order to perfect the public recording of trust real estate ownership, there are taxation, annual reporting, and public exposure of beneficiaries issues. Perhaps in these situations it is best to work with other entities owning the real estate, and either layering trusts, or using corporations, or LLCs for holding real estate legal title and the trust having certificates, or stocks, or membership in the other entity.

As a reminder, we at BIC cannot give legal or financial advice, so all of these answers are only our seasoned collection of information from experience - - not advice as to what any one client should do. We can simply say that worldwide, the NLT is non-statutory, meaning it is not written under the statutes of any government. Thus it is an exception to the normal statutory requirements. The NLT is based on the universal right of private contract. This is a right, not a privilege - - so it cannot be denied by any government.

To our knowledge, most every client of the NLT worldwide has been successful in operating them privately without registration. Those who have been successful have been legally and lawfully operating their trusts in private. We have all found that this is in the best interests of the beneficiaries, because the confidentiality protects them from possible swindlers. Administration of a private trust as a pass-through entity includes that income taxation issues are handled before assets are exchanged in the trust or after beneficiaries receive benefits. The NLT is also considered a discretionary trust and all funds received by the trust can be treated as trust corpus rather than income.

For clients who plan to put real estate property into an NLT in the UK and countries where public recording requires government registration, see the answer in these FAQs to the related question "In countries like the UK that now seem to be requiring trust government registration before the public recording of trust real estate ownership, what is the solution?” The answer to that question provides two different solutions to this.

The whole point of the trust being irrevocable is to prevent outside parties from being able to force the trustees to give up the trust's assets to satisfy personal liabilities. Once you have clearly understood this, you would cease to ask that question. You would want the trust to be irrevocable 100%. No, it is in your interest for there to be no exceptions.

But as I said before, the managing trustee can put assets into the trust and can take assets out. Just because the trust is irrevocable doesn't mean you can't take assets out. So if that's what you were worried about, put that worry to rest. You as managing trustee can put assets in and take assets out at your discretion. And by the trust being irrevocable, no outside party can force you to take assets out to satisfy any kind of claim against you personally.

There is a bibliography our trust writer has provided, but really, that is more for people who wish to train to become professional trustees - - meaning providing trustee services for others - - or for people with large organizations and complex business structures. Here it is:

Trust Manual H. Randall Hillner, Trustee 2020

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Dukeminier/Sitkoff/Lindgren 2009

Waters Law of Trusts in Canada Donovan Waters 2012

Restatement of the Law – Trusts American Law Institute, Vol. 1-5 2012

Law of Trusts – George G. Bogert et al. Foundation Press 2012

Trusts – Edward C. Halbach Gilbert Law Summaries 2008

Art of Passing the Buck, Vol. 1 & 2 Charles Arthur Enterprises 2007

Corporation Sole Kenny-Greenwood, Overseer 2013

Handbook Law of Trusts George Gleason Bogert 1921

Law of Trusts J.E. Penner 2019

The first item, the Trust Manual, comes automatically with your Natural Law Trust.

As to the rest of the books, honestly, that would be like studying a car mechanic manual to understand every detail of the pistons, the carburetor, the ball bearings, and transmission. No one who drives a car needs to know all those things. Most NLT operators get along just fine without having read all those books.

You would deprive yourself of the benefits of the trust by over-studying it. Perhaps you are coming to this topic with the assumption that most newcomers have - - that it is assumed to be complicated and intimidating.

That is the impression that most all other trust writing companies want newcomers to have. They want people to think it is beyond easy comprehension because it empowers them and disempowers the client. It makes the client dependent upon them for understanding, which enriches their pocketbook due to the fees they charge.

Perhaps you may have seen the section in our eBook on “Simplicity”. This is a highly valuable quality of our NLT. It is of paramount importance, because it empowers you - - not the lawyers and accountants and trust “experts”. So many of those other trusts out there are stuffed with meaningless legalese, taking up 50, 100, 150 pages. It’s very intimidating looking.

They do that on purpose - - to keep you paying their fees to interpret it all for you. And in some cases, unscrupulous operators will siphon assets out of a client’s trust because they know the client is clueless about what is happening.

That is impossible with our NLT, because it is purposely written in plain high school English, and because we encourage most clients to be their own managing trustee. If you are the managing trustee, and you understand the simple language in the trust, you are in control. You have complete command of it. No outside party has any access to your trust assets, and no one can trick you out of what you have in the trust.

Being this is the case, you are far better off going ahead with your trust, and begin learning through experience . . . rather than endlessly perusing through theories. The more theories you study, the more confused you may get. That is because those trust law tomes are written to encompass every possible scenario - - most of which will never be relevant to you.

Our trust writer has already been through all that, ever since the 1970s. Thus after you have your NLT, you can ask him just exactly what pertains to your needs - - and he will give you precisely accurate answers specifically applicable to you, one on one - - drawing from his decades of study and experience. That can cut short your long journey of learning, and bring you to the practical experience of its benefits starting within a few days of purchasing the trust - - rather than taking weeks and months to try to learn everything before beginning.

To help you understand this issue, you need to understand the difference between exempt and exception. If you require confirmation from an in-the-system tax authority that the NLT is exempt before you will acquire an NLT and begin using it, then I'm afraid you will lose out and you will have to go elsewhere.

Tax authorities like the IRS give "exempt" status to certain types of entities, such as a 501(c)(3), but then it requires annual reports of income and outflow to continue justifying its exempt status. If the IRS doesn't agree with how the money was being received or spent, it can revoke the exempt status. And, if the people in the 501(c)(3) engage in activities that the cabal doesn't approve of, it can revoke that exempt status at any time. An example would be a church whose minister is giving sermons saying things the cabal doesn't like.

By contrast, our NLT is an exception to the tax filing and paying requirements. Think of it according to an analogy. On the ground, cars have to follow road rules, like stopping at red lights. But an airplane up in the sky is not subject to those rules, even though it may fly right over the area where the red lights are. So it's not that the airplane is "exempt" from stopping at red lights. Rather, the airplane is an "exception" to 100% of ALL the road rules on the ground.

Being an exception is a far more powerful position to be in. Because no tax agency granted the exception status, no tax agency can take it away. No government can take it away. That is one of the qualities that makes these trusts sovereign.

Being non-statutory, only an idiot would consult with statutory people as to the rights of the non-statutory entity. People with a lifetime of vested interest in the statutory system feel threatened by the idea that there are entities out there enjoying total freedom from the entire statutory world. They of course will deny it and argue against it. If you listen to them, you will get sucked into their fear and ignorance.

The wealthy elite families realized generations ago that they didn't have to make themselves subject to the very system of laws to which they make their slaves subject. That is why non-statutory trusts originated with the wealthiest families. As time went by, this trust design got discovered by people of more average means like us. And our trust writer has tweaked and improved upon it ever since.

Our trust writer has been using them since the 1970s, so that's about 50 years of unbroken success. He began having clients in the 80s, and our BIC founder, Taansen Fairmont, began referring clients to this trust writer in the 90s and early 2000s. That is how BIC evolved.

Prior to our trust writer, his mentors had success with these trusts going back another generation or two. And everyone - - the mentors, our trust writer, we ourselves at BIC, and 100% of our trust clients - - ALL of us - - have NEVER had a single problem with these trusts with the IRS or ANY tax agency anywhere in the world. Most of us have not even had a peep of an inquiry from the IRS. In the few cases where the IRS did inquire, a one-letter response was all that was needed, and they went away. NONE of us have ever had a real challenge from ANY tax agency about these trusts. In addition, none of these trusts have ever been penetrated and none of them have ever been invalidated. That's a true 100% success rate.

You don't have to take our word for it, but there is simply no way to prove it to a newcomer until you begin using the NLT for yourself and see for yourself. If what I'm saying wasn't true, don't you think we would have complaints against us at the BBB? Did you see the BBB logo on our website? It says "no complaints". We've been in business in our present form for ten years. Surely that would be enough time for someone to register a complaint if we weren't telling the truth.

The IRS does NOT wish to admit publicly that there is any such thing out there that is non-statutory and legitimate. But at the same time, the reason they don't bother us is because the top of the IRS hierarchy uses similar trusts themselves. Many congressmen use them. That is why congress will never pass legislation against them, and the IRS doesn't launch investigations against non-statutory trust users because how do they know a Rockefeller or a Rothschild isn't behind it? These trusts are private - - and even though they acquire an EIN from the IRS "for banking purposes only", they have precious too little information about the trust to know who is really behind it. And they don't want to try to find out more, for fear of unknowingly stepping on the toes of their bosses. They're not going to shoot themselves in the foot.

Further, they correctly see these trusts, if they see them at all, as pass-through entities to the ultimate tax payers - - the beneficiaries. If Party A entrusts a house with Party B to hold on behalf of Party C, then no tax man can charge Party B with income tax on it, can he? This is because it isn't income and he doesn't own it. He is only fulfilling his stewardship as trustee to hold it on behalf of Party C for later distribution. The tax people understand that - - and there is nothing they can do about it.

If the above facts and logic are not sufficient for you and you still need confirmation from someone in government or Bar-licensed legal authority, we sympathize. That shows how deeply the cabal has put people in fear.

In that case, you could help yourself by making yourself individually exempt, if you are an American. Our individual program for exemption also has a 100% success rate. Go to and implement number 4 there. There is no cost. Once you are individually exempt, then you will have less fear of the tax man attacking the NLT of which you may become trustee.

You can understand that asking a statutory authority if a non-statutory entity has the right to be nontaxable would be like a sheep asking a wolf if she is exempt from being eaten for dinner.

What makes you think that something created by man cannot be natural? On the contrary - - it is only man who can rise in consciousness sufficiently to align with universal natural law far more consciously and intelligently than any other species.

Our reason for staying with the term Natural Law is very simple. For a sovereign trust to be not subject to the jurisdiction of any one geographic location or any one limited body of manmade laws, and yet for it to stay out of trouble, it needs to adhere to what is essential and universal to all types of laws. Have you read the eBook? This is clearly explained in the section on types of law. What is essential to all types of laws can only be called natural law.

It is not common law, because common law has never been perfect. For example, in the 1800s and early 1900s, under common law, women couldn't vote, blacks couldn't vote. Common law has been man's best attempt to emulate natural law. We call our trust Natural Law because after five or six decades of collecting the world's best clauses and fine tuning them, it has resulted in an instrument which has a very high degree of perfection. It is unsurpassed, to our knowledge. The concepts and principles in it would stand up not only in any fair court of manmade law, but we daresay it would be equally welcomed and respected by beings in any part of the universe.

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What is the difference between trusts and other legal entities based on natural law, and ones based on statutory law?

I always assumed that Natural Law Trusts was just a fancy name for common law trusts. If not, what is the difference between Natural Law Trusts and Common Law Trusts? What is the wording that makes them different? Anything else makes them different?

Thank you for your responsible question, and the answer requires an understanding of the hierarchy of human society. As long as a century ago or more, the cartel of rich people bent on taking over the world wanted special standards for themselves that made the rules that apply to the masses inapplicable to them. Have you read the book The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin? Or the more scholarly version of the same story, Secrets of the Federal Reserve, by Eustace Mullen? These books describe the old dark elite and the banking and governmental systems that they engineered to benefit the few at the expense of the many. This knowledge is becoming well known and rather mainstream these days.

Even though the USA was founded on the principle that ALL of us are kings and queens, as confirmed in no less than six US Supreme Court cases - - which all said, in essence, that Americans are sovereigns without subjects, naturally the ancient habit of smaller groups forming themselves into a "superior" group has persisted. It may be unconstitutional, but it has persisted nonetheless, and it has operated through special knowledge. It has inadvertently created a de facto hierarchy, despite the elimination of titles of nobility by the Founding Fathers.

As a result, so-called law schools only teach attorneys the statutory law to which the unawakened and brainwashed masses are subject. That was the wish of the elite. At the same time, the elite themselves used non-statutory trusts, because they didn't see themselves as being subject to the same rules that they were imposing on everyone else. The Federal Reserve is not a government agency and never has been. It has always been, since the beginning in 1913, a private banking system with various elite shareholders. The IRS has been its collection agency. Hence it is not surprising that the owners of that system would train their IRS agents to deny the existence or the legitimacy of the non-statutory entities. This is in spite of the fact that the elite themselves use them.

They set up the system in America in such a way that it has allowed anyone to realize their own status via self-study, and to thus begin to assert their rights without retaliation from the government. This gave them plausible deniability, enabling them to correctly claim that no institution or agency can deny an American's rights by force if he realized them correctly on his own. This has been my own experience and that of all of us who work for BIC, as well as a large number of our customers and affiliates. The elite doesn't try to deny who we really are, when we have realized it on our own. I think they don't worry about it, because we are such a small minority of the population, and none of us is super rich financially or super powerful politically.

Thus the only way they have been able to perpetrate their fed fraud for the majority of the population is by putting out as much disinformation as possible, to keep the herds of sheep in line. It's kind of a very clever strategy - - because by not using gunpoint force to overtly enslave everyone, instead they have used psyops (psychological operations). The silver lining for them, as well as for us, is that when the minority rises above this mental conditioning, the elite cannot be accused of forcing the liberated ones back into slavery.

It should then make perfect sense to you that the IRS would deny common law trusts, but I sympathize with your question, because you're on the outside looking in. If you had been on the inside of the community of sovereign trust operators for five or six decades like we have, you would have been seeing the same as what we have been seeing. That is that in actual practice, the IRS never attacks these trusts. If you find any cases where it appears that they did, it would have only been trusts written differently from our NLTs from BIC. Somehow those others must have had weaknesses and vulnerabilities, all of which we have eliminated in our NLTs. The tax men don’t attack them because that would be shooting themselves in the foot. They know their own elite use similar vehicles. They’d rather keep quiet about it and avoid publicizing the issue.

Think of it as being like the difference between cars driving on the road and airplanes flying in the sky. Cars on the ground have to follow the road rules, which are far more restrictive than the rules that airplanes must follow. In that sense, the airplane is an exception to the road rules. Like that, the NLT is an exception to the rules that statutory entities must follow. We don't use the word "exempt", because that's a statutory term that can be given by the IRS and can be taken away by the IRS. By contrast, the NLT is an exception to those rules, and it doesn't need a stamp of approval for that exception, any more than an airplane would need a stamp of exemption from road rules. That would be ridiculous. A stamp of approval of exempt or exception status would imply that without it, it would indeed be subject to such rules. How on Earth could an airplane even be imagined to be subject to road rules?

The NLT is an exception to all statutes worldwide issued by governments and their agencies - - including the IRC in the USA. No agency or institution has the authority to remove or deny that exception. This is proven in real life experience by the fact that out of thousands of NLT operators, not a single one has ever been attacked by the IRS or any other tax agency.

Part of the reason for this is how the NLT is written. Another part of the reason is how trustees are instructed to apply for the EIN. There is a certain exact procedure for doing so which must be followed precisely. And another part of the reason is that most NLT operators follow our advice to just keep quiet. The only rights you really have are the rights you KNOW you have. So if you KNOW you have the right to ignore statutory requirements, and you live accordingly, then you just keep quiet about it.

It would be foolhardy to approach a tax systemite and ask him if what I am saying here is true. That would be like waving a red flag in front of a bull, or it would be like deliberately picking a fight with a bully. Of course, if someone is stupid enough to provoke those types of people, that someone would be creating trouble for himself. That is why we say right at the top of our trust eBook, "for Peaceful People".

Knowing your rights as a sovereign individual, and knowing that the NLT is written in harmony with the universal right of contract, as affirmed in the global UCC and in US Supreme Court cases, you can wisely choose to join the decentralized international brotherhood-sisterhood of NLT operators, and enjoy the same 100% success rate that all the rest have had. 100% success means the trust has never been penetrated, and has never been invalidated. Further, it cannot be invalidated.

No, I didn't say you need to "keep a low profile". You could do so if you wish, but that's not necessary to stay out of trouble. What I said was to simply avoid volunteering contact with the tax people. The top of their hierarchy has a time-tested policy of not attacking these trusts, but most of the minions and underlings don't know that. All they know is their computer system doesn't give them the prompts to go after these trusts. The very few times they did go after common law trust promoters was due to weaknesses in those trust designs, combined with excessive shout-it-from-the-rooftops publicity by the promoters. Then of course the tax bosses told their underlings, "Go get 'em."

We stay out of that profile. You have surely noticed we don't promote our trusts with "be free of those nasty income taxes" emblazoned in some high-profile headlines. We keep it quieter - - embedded way down in the middle of smaller text, and stated correctly, factually, professionally, and conservatively. We have no anti-tax or anti-government language anywhere in our trusts or in our marketing materials.

If you become an NLT operator, we would encourage you to do the same. Just live peacefully and go about your business. Don't be foolish enough to go reaching out to the tax people and asking them anything about these trusts. It's none of their business and it is most certainly not their expertise. If they were to contact you about it, which would be most rare and unusual, of course we would help you with how to respond. But as long as you don't volunteer to mention it to them, and if you just live peacefully, it is 99+% likely that they will never bother you.

Well, we are not licensed to give you legal or tax advice, but I can say what any of us who have had success with the NLTs would do. We just go on about our business the normal way - - very simple. There is really no big difference. The only difference is, no filing, no reporting, no paying. But otherwise, just engage freely in your wonderful charitable activities the way you normally would.

As far as a 501c3 is concerned, you would have no need for it. First of all, it gives very little benefits for all the bureaucratic red tape you would have to put up with. And, the exemption that it provides could be revoked at any time. It is very much a subject slave kind of entity. For example, ministers in churches have their free speech limited when their church is in a 501c3. They can't discuss politics from the pulpit. For churches, a 508 corporation sole has far more benefits. And we at BIC provide 508s as well. Nevertheless, the NLT has all the benefits of a 508 plus more. A church or a charity can operate most successfully from an NLT.

Your second question has the phrase "In light of keeping a prudent low profile", but remember, I never said you had to do that. That's not necessary. All that is necessary is to perform your life mission peacefully using the NLT and simply avoid making contact with harmful entities, agencies, and organizations. Just steer clear of them, that's all. But otherwise, perform your charitable works with as high a profile as you would like. There is no need to publicize what kind of legal entity the charity is in. Why broadcast that to the world?

Now if you want your charity to receive donations, and you want your donors to be able to write those donations off their taxes, the NLT cannot give that to them. For that, you would need a 508. Like I said, we can provide you a 508 as well, if that's what you need. It's the same price as the NLT. And since very few people need them, we don't have it listed on the website, but all you would do is go through the normal ordering process for the NLT, but just put in the notes that instead of an NLT, you would like a 508. Our trust writer will write it for you and guide you in how to operate it.

But if you don't need your donors to get tax write-offs, then you're much better off simply with an NLT.

As to employees, just do as you normally do, except that if they're paid from the NLT, you would do no withholding or 1099s, etc. Even better, get each of your employees to have their own NLTs. Then change the contract with them so that instead of being employees, they become independent contractors with you. They would do the same work for the same pay, but the paperwork would call them independent contractors . . . so your contract with them would not fall under employee laws.

You're making some incorrect assumptions. Doing the ROE does NOT "raise IRS scrutiny". (See:, #4, Revocation of Election). On the contrary, it forecloses any opportunity the IRS might ever have to go against you, because you will have documented your status in the right language and filed with the right agencies, as approved by Congress. They can't go against that. So drop your concerns about "scrutiny". The ROE raises your status in their eyes in the government databases.

Further, why are you assuming that you need statutory entities? What's the purpose? The NLT can do most everything that a statutory entity can do, and a lot more, with only a very few exceptions. For example, if you wanted to go public and sell shares on the NASDAQ or NY Stock Exchange, then you would need a C corp. Is that what you plan to do? If so, then use a C corp - - and then the NLT can hold most of the assets and income - - like up to 95% or so - - so the C corp would owe very little in taxes.

But if not, then for what purpose would you need a statutory entity? As far as partners are concerned, you can make them co-trustees of the NLT, or beneficiaries, or you can give them TCUs - - Trust Capital Units. Our trust writer Randall and his associates can help you with that after you are a paid trust client.

According to Investopedia, "A blind trust is a trust established by the owner (or trustor) giving another party (the trustee) full control of the trust. The trustee has full discretion over the assets and investments while being charged with managing the assets and any income generated in the trust." So far, that matches the NLT.

Blind trusts create a layer of separation between the grantor's assets and professional or political activities that helps to eliminate real or perceived conflicts of interest and accusations of wrongdoing. Individuals who receive a windfall can also use them to maintain financial privacy. Some advantages include that they can help avoid conflicts of interest and prevent family members from being unduly influenced by the grantor's wealth. Some disadvantages include that the grantor may need more control over the assets, and the trustee may make decisions that the grantor disagrees with.

This can be solved with the NLT by appointing a nominee grantor and allowing the creator of the trust, the one who puts assets into it, be the managing trustee. In fact, that is what we encourage for most clients.

Traditional blind trusts are called that because the grantor gives his assets to a trustee and may or may not be able to see all that the trustee is doing with the assets. He is only trusting that the trustee is growing the assets for the best advantage of the beneficiaries. But in the case of the bequeathing party becoming the managing trustee, and appointing a nominee grantor, the advantages of the blind trust remain without the disadvantages, because the identity of the trustee of the trust is not disclosed to the public.