Bankruptcy Exemptions in Illinois
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What Can I Keep?
Generally, the concept of going through bankruptcy is that you liquidate
your assets to pay off your debt. However, if you file for
Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are state exemptions in Illinois that allow you to keep
the majority of your property. While the list below is not inclusive of
all exemptions, it includes the ones we are most commonly asked about:
Homestead - Real or personal property that is the residence of the debtor. This can
include a farm, condo and mobile home. The value is capped at $15,000
for an individual; however, a husband and wife filing jointly can keep $30,000.
Personal property - Bibles, family pictures, school books and needed clothing
Motor vehicle - Up to $2,400 in value
Personal injury lawsuit - Recovery up to $15,000
Insurance - Some insurance can be kept, including health and disability insurance.
Alimony and child support - Needed for support
Pensions - Certain pensions are considered exempt under Illinois law.
Some public benefits - Workers' compensation or veterans benefits are exempt.
Tools of trade - Up to $1,500 in value
Wild card - $4,000 of any personal property
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