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New York WildCard Exemption

New York 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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New York Wage Garnishment
 
New York Homestead Exemption

Updated: 2021-03-09 by

$1,175 if no homestead claimed

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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 New York allow debtor the option of using the Federal Bankruptcy exemptions instead of state law exemptions?

Yes. N.Y. Debt. & Cred. Law § 285

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New York Wage Garnishment
 
New York Homestead Exemption

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