Updated: 2021-03-09 by
Federal Bankruptcy Wildcard 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 Kansas allow debtor the option of using the Federal Bankruptcy exemptions instead of state law exemptions?
No, except as to 11 U.S.C. § 522(d)(10) (benefits, alimony, support, maintenance, certain pensions and similar payments). Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-2312.
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