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New Hampshire Bankruptcy Exemptions

The chart below contains a summary of New Hampshire state bankruptcy exemptions and other relevant statutory laws. Click here for complete State of New Hampshire bankruptcy exemptions laws.

Note: Federal bankruptcy exemptions are available.
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Personal exemptions allowed by New Hampshire 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 Hampshire Homestead Real property or manufactured housing (plus land it occupies of owned by debtor) to $100,000 480:1
Wages 50 times the Federal minimum hourly wage per week; deposits in any designated payroll account; earned but unpaid wages of spouse 512:21(II); 512:21(XI); 512:21(III)
Automobile Up to $4,000 511:2(XVI)
Other property Homeowners' insurance proceeds to $5,000 512:21(VIII)
Wages of minor child 512:21(III)
Furniture to $3,500 511:2(III)
Cooking and heating stoves, refrigerator 511:2(IV)
Jewelry to $500 511:2(XVII)
Tools of occupation to $5,000 511:2(IX)
Wildcard $1,000 of any property 511:2(XVIII)
Unused portion of bibles and books; food and fuel; furniture; jewelry; motor vehicle; and tools of trade exemptions to $7,000 511:2(XVIII)

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 Hampshire bankruptcy court statutes.

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