Tag Archives: Annuities

“But Sometimes You Get What You Need” – – Another Decision on Annuity Exemptions

Last week, our post “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” discussed a Texas bankruptcy court decision rejecting efforts by debtor Sam Wyly to claim as exempt a number of offshore private annuities. In denying the exemptions, the bankruptcy judge rejected the debtor’s arguments that the principle of liberal application of exemptions and the policy of … Continue Reading

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – – Denial of Claimed Exemptions for Offshore Annuities

The bankruptcy courts have a long history of being willing to use their judicial power under the Bankruptcy Code to prevent perceived efforts by debtors to inappropriately shield their assets from creditors. This is true even when the debtors employ structures and devices that are complex and crafted in seeming compliance with applicable law. A … Continue Reading