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South Carolina Motor Vehicle Exemption & Other Personal Property Exemptions

South Carolina Motor Vehicle Exemption & Other Personal Property Exemptions

How much equity in your car or truck can you protect if you file for bankruptcy in South Carolina?
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South Carolina Homestead Exemption
 
South Carolina Tools of Trade Exemptions

Updated: 2020-12-30 by

South Carolina Motor Vehicle Exemption

Motor vehicle to $6,100

South Carolina Personal Property Exemptions

Federal Non-Bankruptcy Personal Property Exemptions (available in every state)

Federal Bankruptcy Code § 522(d) Personal Property Exemptions

The Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions are available to you if

  • you haven't lived in any state longer than 180 days for a while, or
  • if your state allows the Federal exemptions as a choice.

Does South Carolina allow debtor the option of using the Federal Bankruptcy exemptions instead of state law exemptions?

No. S.C. Code Ann. § 15-41-35.

 

South Carolina Homestead Exemption
 
South Carolina Tools of Trade Exemptions

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  • South Carolina Tools of Trade Exemptions

    Most states allow an exemption for "tools of trade or profession"... this can include tools, books, even vehicles. Sometimes can be an alternative to the motor vehicle exemption.

  • South Carolina WildCard Exemption

    Almost every state has an exemption for "any property" which is sometimes called the "wildcard" or "grubsteak" exemption. Generally this exemption is useful because it can be combined with other exemptions to fully protect equity that might otherwise go unprotected.

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