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Citation: Stat. - Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.030

California Bankruptcy Exemptions

Category: Personal Property

Summary: Building materials to repair or improve home to $3,500 (husband and wife may not double)

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  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.710 - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.720 - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.730 - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.)
  • In re McFall, 112 B.R. 336 (9th Cir. B.A.P. 1990) - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.920 - May file homestead declaration to protect exemption amount from attachment of judicial liens and to protect proceeds of voluntary sale for 6 months.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.950 - May file homestead declaration to protect exemption amount from attachment of judicial liens and to protect proceeds of voluntary sale for 6 months.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.960 - May file homestead declaration to protect exemption amount from attachment of judicial liens and to protect proceeds of voluntary sale for 6 months.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.130 - Disability or health benefits
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.170 - Fraternal Benefit Society benefits
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.120 - Fraternal unemployment benefits
  • In re Laskin, 222 B.R. 872 (9th Cir BAP 1998) - Cannot strip off lien using 506 in chapter 7
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.050 - Exemptions Indexed for inflation every 4 years
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 703.140 (b)(9) - Exemptions Indexed for inflation every 4 years
  • Cal. Fin. Code 17410 - Funds held in escrow
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.200 - Burial plot
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.030 - Building materials to repair or improve home to $3,500 (husband and wife may not double)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.080 - Bank deposits from Social Security Administration to $3,500 ($5,250 for husband and wife); unlimited if SS funds are not commingled with other funds Bank deposits of other public benefits to $1,750 ($2,600 for husband and wife)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.020 - Appliances, furnishings, clothing, & food
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.110 - Public retirement benefits
  • Cal. Gov't. Code 21255 - Public employees
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.115 - Private retirement benefits, including IRAs & Keoghs
  • Cal. Gov't. Code 31913 - County peace officers
  • Cal. Gov't. Code 32210 - County firefighters
  • Cal. Gov't. Code 31452 - County employees
  • Cal. Corp. Code 16501 - Property of business partnership
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 695.060 - Business or professional licenses
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.090 - Inmates' trust funds to $1,750 (husband and wife may not double)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.100 (b) - Unmatured life insurance policy loan value to $12,800 (husband & wife may double)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.100 (c) - Matured life insurance benefits needed for support
  • Cal. Ins. Code 10132 - Life insurance proceeds or avails if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary's creditors
  • Cal. Ins. Code 10170 - Life insurance proceeds or avails if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary's creditors
  • Cal. Ins. Code 10171 - Life insurance proceeds or avails if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary's creditors
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.720 (b) - Homeowners' insurance proceeds for 6 months after received, to homestead exemption amount
  • Cal. Lab. Code 404 - Fidelity bonds
  • Cal. Civ. Code 1366 (c) - Homeowners' Association Assessments (only exempt from association's creditors)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.040 - Jewelry, heirlooms & art to $8,725 total (husband and wife may not double)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.010 - Motor vehicles to $3,325, or $3,325 in auto insurance for loss or damages (husband and wife may not double)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.140 (a) - Personal injury & wrongful death causes of action
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.150 (a) - Personal injury & wrongful death causes of action
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.140 (b),(c),(d) - Personal injury & wrongful death recoveries needed for support; if receiving installments, at least 75%
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.150 (b),(c) - Personal injury & wrongful death recoveries needed for support; if receiving installments, at least 75%
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.170 - Aid to blind, aged, disabled; public assistance
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.190 - Financial aid to students
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.180 - Relocation benefits
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.120 - Unemployment benefits
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.120 (b)(5) - Union benefits due to labor dispute
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.160 - Workers' compensation
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.060 - Tools, implements, materials, instruments, uniforms, books, furnishings, & equipment to $8,725 total ($17,450 total if used by both spouses in same occupation); Commercial motor vehicle to $4,850 ($9,700 if used by debtor and spouse in same trade)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.060 - Commercial vehicle (Vehicle Code 260) to $4,850 ($9,700 total if used by both spouses in same occupation)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.070 - Minimum 75% of wages paid within 30 days prior to filing
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.113 - Public employees' vacation credits; if receiving installments, at least 75%
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 703.150 - Exemptions Indexed for inflation every 4 years
  • Cal. Corp. Code 16502 - Property of business partnership
  • Cal. Corp. Code 16503 - Property of business partnership
  • Cal. Corp. Code 16504 - Property of business partnership
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 703.130 - California has elected to "opt out" of the federal exemptions pursuant to Code 522(b). CCPC 703.130. In California, the state law provides for two alternative sets of exemptions with one of the alternatives being very similar to the exemptions listed in Code 522(d). Choices between the two alternatives are limited in that a husband and wife filing jointly must both elect the same alternative and a married debtor filing individually cannot elect the provisions similar to those provided under the Bankruptcy Code unless the nonfiling spouse agrees to waive the right to claim the alternative exemption during the subsequent bankruptcy of that debtor.
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 703.150 (c) - The amount of the homestead exemption is the greater of the following: (1) The countywide median sale price for a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the calendar year in which the judgment debtor claims the exemption, not to exceed six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000*). (2) Three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000*). (* adjusted annually for inflation, beginning on January 1, 2022.)
  • Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 704.210 - Funds held in escrow

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