State Bankruptcy Exemptions
One part of figuring out if bankruptcy is right for you is learning what you get to keep. Those things or items that you get to keep, such as your house, automobile, retirement funds and personal belongings, are usually called “exempt items” or "exemptions". Some exemptions are determined by what state you file in and others exist on the Federal level. Click on the links below to learn more about the exemptions for each state.
Please note: Laws may have changed since our last update. For the most up-to-date version of state exemptions, visit a state legislature site directly, or speak with a bankruptcy attorney near you.