Changes May Be Coming To Fraudulent Transfer Statutes

Jon Alper Fraudulent Transfers, Uncategorized

Florida’s fraudulent transfer law is for the most part the enactment of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. The Uniform act is adopted by most, if not all, states including Florida. On July 16, 2014, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) unanimously adopted the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act to replace the Unifrm Fraudulent Transfer Act.

Court Calls Divorce Asset Distributions A Fraudulent Transfer

Jon Alper Fraudulent Transfers

Often, clients facing a significant judgments ask me whether they should divorce their spouse for asset protection. They consider a legal divorce in which their non-debtor spouse would receive all of the debtor’s non-exempt assets. The issue is whether a court’s divorce decree immunizes the debtor and his ex-spouse from fraudulent transfer actions.

Fraudulent Transfer to Nevada Asset Protection Trust

Jon Alper Fraudulent Transfers

Fraudulent transfer law casts a big net, and courts will undo almost any transfer that is clearly intended to avoid present or even future unknown creditors. In this case, a California appellate court reversed a transfer of assets to a Nevada asset protection trust four years prior to a creditor’s lawsuit being filed.

Can U.S. Government Be Sued For Receipt of Fraudulent Transfer?

Jon Alper Fraudulent Transfers

Here’s is an interesting case where a bankruptcy trustee sued the U.S. government for their receipt of a fraudulent transfer. Within two years of filing bankruptcy a company, taxable as an S-Corp, paid the IRS money to satisfy their owners’ tax liability attributable to company income. The bankruptcy trustee argued that these tax liability payments were fraudulent transfers, and he …