Updated: 2020-09-22 by
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Laws are interpreted and applied by trustees and judges, and often even the judges don't agree on what the law means and when it applies. Over time, and hundreds of cases, there develops a pretty clear picture of what exemptions are allowed or routinely challenged within the local bankruptcy practice. Local customs can vary one district to the next, or even depend on the trustee. An experienced local bankruptcy professional should have a good sense of what flies and what doesn't with your local judge and trustee.
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