California Bankruptcy Exemptions - CA Bankruptcy Exemptions

California has 2 'systems' of bankruptcy exemptions.
You must choose one. Each has different exemption provisions.

California Bankruptcy Exemptions - §703

Homestead or burial plot

$22,075

1 Motorvehicle

$3,525

Jewelry

$1,425

Wildcard

$1,175

Tools of trade - professional books

$2,200

Life Insurance - unmatured

$11,800

Personal body injury payments (no including pain and suffering)

$22,075

California Bankruptcy Exemptions - §704

Motorvehicles

$2,725

Residential Building Materials

$2,875

Jewelry, heirlooms, art

$7,175

Tools of trade (Tools of trade (debtor)--amount of exemption for commercial motor vehicle limited to $4,850 - (debtor's spouse)--amount of exemption for commercial motor vehicle limited to $4,850)

Tools of trade used in debtor's and spouse's common trade, business, or profession (amount of exemption for commercial motor vehicle limited to $9,700)

Social Security Payments

$2,875

Homestead $75,000

Homestead (debtor's spouse or a minor dependent living in the residence has no interest or only a community property interest in the homestead) $100,000

Homestead (debtor is a senior, disabled, or 55 years of age or older and has limited income) $175,000


NOTE: These are the major bankruptcy exemptions.
Check with your bankruptcy lawyer for a full exemptions list.

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