California Bankruptcy Exemptions

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Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions NOT Available in California

California has opted out of the Federal Exemptions (see below)

Does California Adjust Exemptions for Inflation?

California updates its exemption amounts every three years. (§703.150) (The last revision was  in 2022; the next will be April 1, 2025.) As a result, the amounts listed in this chart (from the 2019 revisions) may not match the amounts that appear in the cited statutes. The 2022 exemption amounts can be found on form EJ-156 the California Judicial Council Website.