South Carolina Bankruptcy Law

Learn how bankruptcy works in South Carolina. Learn how to file bankruptcy in South Carolina District Bankruptcy Court, how to complete the Means Test for all South Carolina counties, and how to use South Carolina Bankruptcy Exemption laws to protect your property, and how a South Carolina bankruptcy lawyer can help you if you need it.
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Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator for Every South Carolina County

Automatically apply the South Carolina median income standards and county expense standards your means test calculation.

Bankruptcy Courts for Every South Carolina County

Bankruptcy Courts Serving South Carolina

South Carolina Bankruptcy Exemption Laws

Automatically apply the South Carolina median income standards and county expense standards your means test calculation.

South Carolina Bankruptcy Guide

Welcome! has provided free bankruptcy information to more than 10 million consumers since 2006, and the Free Means Test Calculator (May 15, 2022 Edition)  has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers figure out where they stand in relation to the bankruptcy means test, created by the 2005 BAPCPA bankruptcy act.

In addition to the means test calculator, this site has answers to your questions  about bankruptcy:

How to File Bankruptcy in South Carolina

Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator

South Carolina Bankruptcy Exemptions

Bankruptcy Court Info for South Carolina

Free Bankruptcy Forms & Instructions

Bankruptcy Lawyers Near Me

Note: This website is updated as time permits. It's 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.


Means Test Calculator for all South Carolina counties

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


South Carolina Bankruptcy Exemptions - All Categories

South Carolina Exemptions Summary:


Real property, including co-op, to $60,975 (joint owners to 121,950)

Vehicle Exemption

Motor vehicle to $6,100

Personal Property

Jewelry to $1,225
Animals, crops, appliances, books, clothing, household goods, furnishings, musical instruments to $4,875 total
Burial plot to $50,975, in lieu of homestead (joint owners may double)
Cash & other liquid assets to $6,100, in lieu of burial or homestead exemption
Implements, books, & tools of trade to $1,825

Wild Card

Up to $6,100 for any property, from unused exemptions amounts for homestead, burial, motor vehicle, personal property, jewelry or tool of trade exemptions.



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