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Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Exemptions in Arizona

 

When you file for bankruptcy Chapter 7, exemptions in Arizona are a little different than in other states. This article will help you identify exempt property Arizona bankruptcy laws allow. This information is important, because Arizona bankruptcy law does not allow you to choose exemptions allowed under federal bankruptcy laws.


So what do you get to keep after bankruptcy? It really depends on the individual case, but in most cases you’ll get to keep certain personal belongings and the tools or equipment you need to make a living and earn income to pay your expenses and debts. Bankruptcy Chapter 7 exemptions in Arizona are intended to leave you with enough income, property and insurance after the bankruptcy that you can start over.

 

 

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 exemptions in Arizona are different than federal exemptions

 

Exempt property in Arizona bankruptcy cases is a little different than the exempt property allowed by federal law. In fact, unlike some other states, Arizona does not allow you to choose exemptions allowed by federal that aren’t allowed by state law. You may only choose bankruptcy Chapter 7 exemptions allowed in Arizona. Some of those exemptions are the same, but many are not.

 

Here are some of the exemptions allowed by Arizona bankruptcy law:

 

  • Homestead – up to $150,000
  • Bank balance up to $150 in one account (or $300 for married couple)
  • Most pension and retirement plans, IRA’s and 401K accounts (deposited more than 120 days before filing bankruptcy)
  • Motor vehicle up to $5,000 ($10,000 if disabled) (2 vehicles for married couple)
  • Household goods up to $4,000 in value for single filer ($8,000 for married) that includes a limited amount of furniture and appliances.
  • Clothing, pets, books, wedding/engagement rings, musical instruments, watch, health aides, certain appliances and equipment. (value cap depends on item)

 

A more detailed list of exempt property and allowed values is available in our free report, “Basic Facts About Bankruptcy in Arizona.” Get this excellent resource emailed to you free on our Free Resources page.

 

This list should answer most questions about what do you get to keep after bankruptcy? However, if you have more questions, bankruptcy lawyer Jeffrey P. Judge can help you identify exactly what you can claim as exempt property in an Arizona bankruptcy. Click below to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Judge:
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Get more information about Chapter 7 bankruptcy in these articles:

Tucson Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Do I Qualify?
How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – What You Need to Know
Which is Better – Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Facts
Arizona Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Forum