Generally not. Litigants, who have yet to win a judgment, ordinarily cannot commence a fraudulent transfer claim or freeze your assets. This is a remedy for
judgment creditors. Nor can a
creditor usually attach assets or restrain a defendant's rights to transfer his assets – even if the planned transfer appears fraudulent. The plaintiff's remedy is to recover the asset as fraudulently transferred
after the creditor wins his case. But there are exceptions when a court does allow a freeze order or attachment of a defendant's assets before the lawsuit is commenced. That's why delay in seeking protection is
The safest attitude is to assume that your assets can be frozen or attached at any time – and without advance notice. This again underscores the need for advance planning.