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Bankruptcy Law

Filing Bankruptcy In Erie County, OH


Since 2006, more than 10 million consumers have come to this website figure out where they stand in relation to the 2005 (BAPCPA) bankruptcy law, and the  bankruptcy means test. 

Seventeen years later, the Means Test Calculator is still free, and we've updated it to use the latest applicable income and expense standards, for cases filed on or after May 15, 2023.

Local Forms & Instructions

Court Info for Erie County, OH

How Bankruptcy Handles Property

Ohio Bankruptcy Exemptions

How Bankruptcy Handles Debt

Debts You CAN Discharge

  • Credit Card Debt,
  • Medical Debt
  • Lawsuit Liability (if not from fraud or willful or malicious injury), 
  • Personal Loans

Debts You Can Discharge Only In Special Cases

Debts You CAN NOT Discharge

What Happens To Secured Debts?

How Bankruptcy Affects Debt Co-Signers

    • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Lawyers Near Me

Note: This website is updated as time permits. It is up to you to contact your local court and confirm and update any information you need. Information is not advice. Consult with a bankruptcy lawyer for advice about how the law relates to your exact situation.


Erie County Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator

Automatically apply the Erie County expense standards, and Ohio income standards to your means test calculation.

Erie County Bankruptcy Court

Find where to file if you live in Erie County.

Ohio Bankruptcy Exemption Laws

Automatically apply the Erie County expense standards, and Ohio income standards to your means test calculation.


Free Bankruptcy Case Evaluation For Erie County, OH

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Means Test Calculator for Erie County, For Cases Filed on or after April 1, 2023

The free bankruptcy means test calculator is a free, automated version of the official Means Test Form you must file with the court.

This free automated version:

...to help you determine whether you pass the "means test" for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.



Ohio Bankruptcy Exemptions - All Categories

Ohio Exemptions Summary:


Real or personal property used as residence to $161,375 (adjusted for inflation every 3 years, April 1, 2022)

Vehicle Exemption

Motor vehicle to $4,450 (adjusted for inflation, April 1, 2022).

Personal Property

Animals, crops, books, musical instruments, appliances, household goods, furnishings, firearms, hunting & fishing equipment to $575 per item; jewelry to $1,875 for 1 or more items; $14,875 total.
Cash, money due within 90 days, tax refund, bank, security, & utility deposits to $550 total (husband & wife may double)
Implements, books, & tools of trade to $2,825.
(Note: Adjusted for inflation every 3 years; current amounts as of April 1, 2022.)

Wild Card

$1,475 of any property (adjusted for inflation, April 1, 2019)