Friday, August 14, 2009

Fraudulent Transfers - BEWARE

Did you know that when someone tries to do something to remove an asset to avoid creditors after a lawsuit has been filed, is is most likely a "fraudulent conveyance". If has been recommended that individuals in high risk professions must keep some assets available to creditors so that the courts don't look to seize assets that may have been transferred to relatives or into protected entities (S Corps, LLC, Irrevocable Trusts, etc.)

If you tried to establish and irrevocable trust as a way to protect family assets from future lawsuits, make sure you discuss the laws against defrauding creditors (present and future) that may be relevant to any asset transfers into said trust as a way to keep those assets out of the reach of creditors.

In essence, a fraudulent conveyance requires that someone transfer an asset with the INTENTION of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors.

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