Are you familiar with fraudulent transfer laws?
Abstract: Because asset values are low and the gift tax exemption is high, now is a good time to transfer wealth. But it’s best to first check with an estate planning advisor about fraudulent transfer laws. This article explains that, if creditors challenge gifts, trusts, retitling of property or other strategies as fraudulent transfers, they can quickly undo an estate plan. Under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), they can challenge transfers involving two types of fraud: actual and constructive. The latter is unintentional, yet can result in significant financial consequences.