Updated: 2021-03-09 by
State Law Wildcard Exemption
See personal property. ($10,000 of any personal property)
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 Tennessee allow debtor the option of using the Federal Bankruptcy exemptions instead of state law exemptions?
No. Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-2-112.
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