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Asset protection

The extent to which the debtor is willing to pursue asset protection is important in determining the appropriate strategy. The debtor has two asset protection choices: (i) do nothing and stand to lose all asset protection when the plaintiff becomes a creditor, or (ii) engage in some asset protection planning. Study participants considered the existence of an unambiguous hierarchical system of allocating public money, with well-described responsibilities, authorities and a separation of power at each level of decision-making an asset.

The creditor will be unable to domesticate its judgment in Saint Vincent, and will usually be unable to litigate its case de novo in Saint Vincent. Some states provide criminal penalties for (1) falsely holding oneself out to the public as a lawyer, and (2) the unauthorized practice of law by a non-lawyer. Today, a non-lawyer can take and pass the patent bar, but he or she would be considered a patent agent.

Many other common law jurisdictions, as well as some civil law jurisdictions, have a separation, such as the solicitor and barrister/advocate split in the United Kingdom and the advocate/civil law notary split in France. In California, for example, bar certification is offered in family law, appellate practice, criminal law, bankruptcy, estate planning, immigration, taxation and workmen's compensation. Creditors do not pursue the residence itself, but the equity in the residence that can be converted into money through a foreclosure sale of the residence.

Assume that a creditor obtains a judgment against a debtor in New York and would like to enforce the judgment against the debtor's assets. The promulgation of an extensively financed program where partners fail to share program vision may create problems in achieving program targets. If the creditor can seize a sufficient percentage of the shares, the creditor will acquire control of the corporation and access to the corporation's assets.

Some creditors may stop trying to collect when they realize that there is no equity in the residence. Asset protection began to develop as a stand-alone area of the law in the late 1970s. There is no "magic bullet" asset protection strategy; different structures are used to protect different types of asset protection.

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