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Tools of Trade Exemptions — State System
California Law Tools of Trade Exemptions
California Exemption System 1
California Exemption System 2
Federal non-bankrupcty Tools of Trade Exemptions
Tools of Trade Exemptions — Federal System § 522(d)
No. Federal exemptions not available. Instead, California has two systems of exemptions, one of which closely mirrors the federal scheme. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 703.130
The Federal Bankruptcy Exemptions under 11 U.S.C. § 522(d) are available to you if
- you haven't lived in any state longer than 180 days for a while,
- if your state allows the Federal exemptions as a choice.
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