Are the assets in a living trust protected from lawsuits?

Depends on what type of living trust it is. The assets in aÊrevocable living trustÊareÊnotÊprotected from lawsuits, but the ones in an irrevocable living trust are. The only drawback with an irrevocable living trust is that the creator or owner will not be able to add or remove any assets in the trust during the entire validity period.