Have you ever thought about going underground, disappearing so to avoid taxes, government, spouse whatever ? I think it's getting more and more difficult with the post 9/11 legislation on information required by brokers but if you are willing to relinquish real estate property and live a modest lifestyle and have a bankroll to sustain yourself with money hidden from tax authorities , you can just "travel the world "and disappear from the point of view of your tax authorities . You declare yourself expatriate or if you are a US citizen , relinquish citizenship and never take another official residence and you stop paying taxes . You are not doing anything wrong, you take back you freedom and just disappear. You don't even have to take a second identity.