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I hadn't done any research into the issue - that's what I had been told over the years. I've since done some looking and I'm finding the same as you - the equal protection applies only in bankruptcy. I haven't had the time to look further to see if that is still the case, or just old information that still rises to the top of a Google search.



Thanks so much for the clarification. So I'm going to hold off rolling over my 401(k) into an IRA, at least for the time being. Too bad, because I have some after-tax contributions trapped in my 401(k), that I could have rolled over into a Roth IRA at the same time. :(

But the diversification of legal risk (as tiny as it may be) is also worth something.

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