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Bankruptcy Law Research

Introduction and guide to bankruptcy research at Boston College Law School

State Exemptions in Bankruptcy

State law figures in bankruptcy exemptions, namely which property may be exempted from the bankruptcy estate.

Resources for researching state exemptions:

  • Collier on Bankruptcy, 16th ed., includes a volume devoted to exemptions. 
    • Each state is covered and the state summary describes whether or not the state has opted out of the federal exemptions. Also available as Collier Exemption Guide. Both are available in print and on LexisNexis.
  • Norton Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure, Appendix 56-C lists state exemptions.
  • Free website on bankruptcy exemptions: Exemptions Express
    • Note: site is not updated regularly.