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Hidden In Plain View: The Pension Shield Against Creditors, Patricia E. Dilley Apr 1999

Hidden In Plain View: The Pension Shield Against Creditors, Patricia E. Dilley

Indiana Law Journal

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Hidden In Plain View: The Pension Shield Against Creditors, Patricia E. Dilley Apr 1999

Hidden In Plain View: The Pension Shield Against Creditors, Patricia E. Dilley

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Article examines the virtually unquestioned protection of retirement assets from creditors, in both state and federal law, with a view to determining whether tax qualification or even retirement itself is a sufficient rationale for preserving debtor assets in the face of creditors' claims, and if so, what the limits of such protection should be. The problems of current law stem in large part from the use of tax qualified status as a convenient shortcut for determining the appropriate bankruptcy treatment of retirement accounts. The result is a wide disparity in the treatment of debtors epitomized by the cases of ...