Federal Agency Judgment Results in Blanket Trust on All Debtor Assets

Jon Alper Creditor Rights, Homestead Exemption

Federal agencies are the strongest creditors and are the most likely to overcome asset protection planning. Court decisions involving federal agency collection frequently favor the creditor agency. An example is an unpublished order involving one of my clients who had been sued by the Federal Trade Commission for conducting illegal telemarketing. The telemarketing activity was conducted by a corporation owned …

Is a Green Card Required For Florida Domicile and Exemptions?

Jon Alper Uncategorized

Debtors can claim Florida’s asset exemptions only if they are domiciled in Florida. People sometimes confuse the term “domicile” with the term “residence.” A person is a resident of any place where he resides and keeps property. A person may be a resident of more than one state; some people have second and third homes in several states. A person …

Options To Enforce Foreign State Judgments in Florida

Jon Alper Creditor Rights

Most creditors understand that if they obtain a money judgment in a state other than Florida the creditor can transfer the judgment to Florida in order to pursue the debtor’s Florida assets. Creditors are often uniformed about how long they have to collect the foreign judgment in Florida. The question is: what is the statute of limitations of a foreign …

Florida Court Cannot Garnish Georgia Bank Account

Jon Alper Writ Of Garnishment

Several courts have held that a judgment creditor may not garnish a debtor’s bank account located in another state when the bank has no Florida branches. In February, 2019, a U.S. federal court reached the same conclusion, but in this case, the court gave the creditor additional time and options to get the debtor’s money. (2017WL9439161) The Florida debtor had …

Money Damages Against Recipient of Fraudulent Transfer

Jon Alper Uncategorized

Florida law limits creditor remedies for fraudulent transfers. A court may reverse a transfer but it may not impose additional damages against a debtor simply because the debtor transferred property to avoid the judgment. The law does not prohibit damages against a transferee who is not the debtor. The recipient of a fraudulent conveyance is exposed to damages. In a …

Nevis Amends LLC Ordinance

Jon Alper Offshore Planning

The Nevis government enacted an amendment to the Nevis Limited Liability Company Act in December, 2018. The amendment pertains to the taxation of Nevis limited liability companies that does business in Nevis. The amendment appears to be in response to international movements to restrict use of offshore tax havens. The amendment provides that Nevis LLCs formed on or before December, …

Judgment Against Intermediary of Fraudulent Transfer

Jon Alper Uncategorized

Florida law limits creditor remedies for fraudulent transfers. A court may reverse a transfer but it may not impose additional damages against a debtor simply because the debtor transferred property to avoid the judgment. The law does not prohibit damages against a transferee who is not the debtor. The recipient of a fraudulent conveyance is exposed to damages. In a …

Court Awards Punitive Damages For Fraudulent Transfers

Jon Alper Fraudulent Transfers

Florida residents who conduct business in other states may find themselves subject to the courts and the laws of the foreign state. Specifically, a court in another state that issues a money judgment against a Florida resident who did business in that state can enforce fraudulent transfer laws and remedies in the foreign state. Many states have fraudulent transfer remedies …