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Bernhard,

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.

Ira


Ira,

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.

Best,
Bernhard
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