Federal Exemption Laws – United States Code

The federal bankruptcy exemptions listed under 11 U.S.C. § 522 (d) are not available to debtors who have resided only in Colorado for at least two years immediately before filing bankruptcy. Federal non-bankruptcy exemptions are allowed in any bankruptcy case regardless of whether state or federal bankruptcy exemptions apply. See Exemption Laws for Colorado Bankruptcy Cases.

Update: On June 5, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed a bill amending Colorado's exemption laws used in bankruptcy cases. In general, the amendments are expected to be effective on July 1, 2015, and apply to bankruptcy cases filed on or after  the effective date.  he amended amounts are shown on the Colorado Bankruptcy Exemptions at a Glance web page.


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