Certain property is deemed exempt and out of reach of your general creditors under the laws of the state where you live, as well as federal legislation. The list of exemptions is specific to the state in which you file bankruptcy and the length of time you lived there. If you own property that isn’t on the exemption list, you must give it over to the Trustee. Warning: To repay child support or alimony/maintenance, all of your property, including exempt property, may be sold.
A link to a list of properties that are exempt under Arizona law can be found in the main menu above.
Keep in mind that the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act made significant changes to the law regarding exemptions. To claim Arizona exemptions, you must have lived in Arizona for the previous two years. Otherwise, you’ll have to use the different exemptions.
By Diane Drain|Published On: June 28th, 2022|Last Updated: July 28th, 2022|
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