Chapter 7 Exempt Property
- Motor vehicles, up to a certain value
- Personal clothing items
- Household furnishings and appliances
- Jewelry, up to a certain value
- Personal effects
- Life insurance policies (cash value or proceeds), up to a certain value
- Portion of the equity in your primary residence
- Tools of Trade, up to a certain value
- An amount of unpaid yet earned wages
- Public benefits including Social Security, Unemployment Payouts, Welfare
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Under this same Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the law will NOT allow you to keep the following items. These assets will be taken:
- Any second (non-primary residences) or vacation homes
- Musical instruments and equipment, unless you can prove it is your profession
- Second vehicle, RV, etc.
- Cash on hand, bank account balances, stocks and invested monies
- Valuable family heirlooms
- Stamp, coin, baseball card, or other valued collections
- Any other un-listed items of value not deemed necessary for day to day living
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