Homestead Exemptions


How much of your home equity is protected if you file for bankruptcy in your state?



Protection for homes varies widely from state to state. Some states offer unlimited protection, only protect a few thousand dollars of equity.

Federal Bankruptcy § 522 Homestead Exemption

(Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions listed in 11 USC § 522(d) are available as an option in 20 states)

Federal Non-Bankruptcy Homestead Exemptions




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