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Bankruptcy Laws by State

Bankruptcy proceedings generally follow federal law (the U.S. Bankruptcy Code).

States, however, can set their own laws on what property people can keep when they file for bankruptcy. These are called property exemptions.

To learn about your state's exemptions, and how to file bankruptcy, click on your state below.

If you aren't sure where to start, or have specific questions about your state, consult a bankruptcy attorney first.

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