What are the dangers of simply hiding my
assets - perhaps in some offshore jurisdiction - and not revealing these
assets to my creditor?
That's a common mistake. One must never confuse secrecy or concealing
assets with asset protection, though to discourage lawsuits, financial
privacy can sometimes be helpful. A judgment creditor can compel you to
disclose your finances under oath.
You can't then rely on
secrecy. Once under oath you must truthfully disclose your assets. It's
perjury to lie to conceal your assets. You want honest protection. With a
good plan you can fully disclose your assets, confident that they'll
stay creditor-proof. A judgment creditor is entitled to full and honest
answers about your present and past assets.
Source: The Presser Law Firm