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New York Bankruptcy Exemptions

New York Exemptions Summary:

Homestead

Real property including co-op, condo, or mobile home, to $179,975 for the counties of Kings, New York, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam; $149,975 for the counties of Dutchess, Albany, Columbia, Orange, Saratoga, and Ulster; $89,975 for the remaining counties in the state. (husband & wife may double)

Vehicle Exemption

Motor vehicle to $4,825. $11,975 if vehicle equipped for a disabled person (husband & wife may double)

Personal Property

Clothing, furniture, refrigerator, TV, radio, computer and cell phone, crockery, cooking utensils & tableware, dishes necessary for family;
Stoves and home heating equipment with fuel to last 120 days;
Wedding ring, jewelry and art to $1,175;
Religious texts, schoolbooks, other books to $600;
Church pew or seat;
Domestic animal with food to last 120 days, to $1,175;
(NY CPLR § 5205)

In bankruptcy, these personal property exemptions claimed under NY CPLR § 5205 may not exceed $11,975 total (including tools of trade & limited annuity) (NY DEBT & CRED § 282)

Wild Card

$1,175 if no homestead claimed

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