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New Jersey Bankruptcy Exemptions

The chart below contains a summary of New Jersey state bankruptcy exemptions and other relevant statutory laws.
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Note: Federal bankruptcy exemptions are available.
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Personal exemptions allowed by New Jersey Bankruptcy Laws

Note: Under the 2005 bankruptcy law, almost all types of tax-exempt retirement accounts are exempt in bankruptcy whether state or Federal exemptions are used. Exemptions for 401(k)s, 403(b)s, profit-sharing and money purchase plans, and defined benefit plans include the entire account amounts. However, with traditional and Roth IRAs, the exemption is limited to a total value of $1,171,650 per person for all accounts held by the debtor (not per account). The total value amount is adjusted every three years for inflation. The relevant statutes: 11 U.S.C. §522(d)(12) for Federal bankruptcy exemptions; 11 U.S.C. §522(b)(3)(C) for state bankruptcy exemptions.

New Jersey Homestead None
Wages 90% of earned but unpaid wages if annual income is less than 250% of Federal poverty level; 75% if annual income is higher.
Wages received by military personnel
2A:17-56; 38A:4-8
Automobile None specified, but personal property and possessions of any kind to $1,000 total allowed 2A:17-19
Other property Disability benefits 17:18-12
Furniture and household goods to $1,000 2A:26-4
Clothing 2A:17-19
Burial plots 45:27-21
Wildcard None

Note: While this reference information is current as of August 2010, it may not reflect the most up-to-date exemption figures on official state of New Jersey bankruptcy court statutes.

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