Fraudulent Conveyance(redirected from Actio pauliana)
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The transfer of property to another party in order to defraud a creditor. For example, if a person owes the bank for a loan for $15,000, the person may give or sell $15,000 worth of property to a relative, often while still maintaining use of the property, in order to prevent the bank from being repaid. Legally, fraudulent conveyance requires the intention to defraud a creditor.