Disposing of an asset also places it out of the reach of the former owner. If that asset is still within your reach (such as under your mattress), you haven't disposed of it. And, no, it isn't semantics.
Black's Law Dictionary
To exercise finally, in any manner, one's power of control over; to pass into the control of someone else; to alienate, relinquish, part with, or get rid of; to put out of the way; to finish with; to bargain away.
The statute rules, not a dictionary. From the FLA statute I posted:
"Transfer" - § 726.102(12) - means "every mode, direct or indirect, absolute or
conditional, voluntary or involuntary, of disposing of or parting with an asset or
an interest in an asset, and includes payment of money, release, lease, and
creation of a lien or other encumbrance."
You think you can come up with an argument to weasel out of this language? I can't wait to hear it.
"Hello, Your Honor, I emptied my bank account of 30K after I got a judgment against me and I refuse to tell you what I did with the money and there isn't squat you can do about it."
"Really?" (Richard Rawlings moment where he runs his hands over his hair) "What color sheets do you want in your cell?"