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Ohio Bankruptcy Exemptions   OH Bankruptcy Exemptions

FEDERAL BANKRUPTCY EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE
All law references are to Ohio Bankruptcy Code unless noted.

ASSET

EXEMPTION

LAW PROVISION

HOMESTEAD

Real or personal property used as residence to $132,900

Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse

2329.66(A) (1) (b)

In re Thomas, 14 B.R. 423
(N.D. Ohio 1981)

INSURANCE

Benevolent society benefits to $5000


Disability benefits to $600 per month


Fraternal benefit society benefits


Group life insurance policy or proceeds


Life, endowment or annuity contract avails for your spouse, child or dependent

Life insurance proceeds for a spouse

Life insurance proceeds if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary’s creditors

2329.63, 2329.66(A) (6) (a)

2329.66(A) (6) (e), 3923.19

2329.66(A) (6) (d), 3921.18

2329.66(A) (6) ( c), 3917.05

2329.66(A) (6) (b), 3911.10

3911.12

3911.14

MISC.

Alimony, child support needed for support

Property of business partnership

2329.66(A) (11)

1775.24, 2329.66(A) (14)

PENSIONS

ERISA-qualified benefits needed for support

Firefighters, police officers

Firefighters’ police officers’ death benefits

IRAs needed for support

Keoghs needed for support

Public employees

Public school employees

State highway patrol employees

Volunteer firefighters’ dependents

2329.66(A) (10) (b)

742.47

2329.66(A) (10) (a)

2329.66(A) (10) ( c)
2329.66(A) (10) ( c)

145.56

3307.71, 3309.66

5505.22

146.13

PERSONAL PROPERTY

 

Animals, crops, books, musical instruments, appliances, household goods, furnishings, hunting & fishing equipment & firearms to $575 per item, $12,250 total

Beds, bedding & clothing to $200 per item

Burial plot

Cash, money due within 90 days, bank & security deposits & tax refund to $450 total (spouse without income can’t exempt tax refund, In re Smith, 77 B.R. (N.D. Ohio 1987)

Cooking unit & refrigerator to $300 each

Health aids

Jewelry to $1,550

Lost future earnings needed for support, received during 12 months before filing


Motor vehicle to $3,675


Personal injury recoveries to $21,625 (not to include pain & suffering), received during 12 months before filing

Wrongful death recoveries for person debtor depended on, needed for support, received during 12 months before filing

2329.66(A) (4) (b), (d)





2329.66(A) (3)

517.09, 2329.66(A) (3)

517.09, 2329.66(A) (8)



2329.66(A) (3)

2329.66(A) (7)

239.66(A) ( c), (d)

2329.66(A) (12) (d)

2329.66(A) (2) (b)


2329.66(A) (12) ( c)


2329.66(A) (12) (b)

PUBLIC BENEFITS

Crime victim’s compensation, received during 12 months before filing

General assistance payments


Tuition credit

Unemployment compensation


Vocational rehabilitation benefits


Workers’ compensation

2329.66(A) (12) (a), 2743.66

2329.66(A) (9) (e), 5113.03

2329.66(A) (16)

2329.66(A) (9) ( c), 4141.32

2329.66(A) (9) (a), 3304.19

2329.66(A) (9) (b), 4123.67

TOOLS OF TRADE

Implements, books & tools of trade to $2,325.

Seal, official register of notary public

2329.66(A) (5)

2329.66(A) (15), 147.04

WAGES

Minimum 75% of earned but unpaid wages due for 30 days; bankruptcy judge may authorize more for low-income debtors

2329.66(A) (13)

WILD CARD

$1,225 of any property

2329.66(A) (17)



Ohio Bankruptcy Courts  Ohio Bankruptcy Courts
See the list below for Ohio Bankruptcy Courts by District. Click on the District link to go directly to that Bankruptcy Court's web site.

BANKRUPTCY COURTS NUMBER OF COPIES
Northern District
Cleveland Division
127 Public Square, 31st Floor
Key Tower
Cleveland, OH 44114
Telephone: (216) 522-7555

Akron Division
Federal Building
Two South Main Street, Room 455
Akron, OH 44308
Telephone: (330) 375-5840

Canton Division
Frank T. Bow Federal Building
201 Cleveland Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44702
Telephone: (330) 489-4426

Toledo Division
411 U.S. Courthouse
1716 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43624
Telephone: (419) 259-6440

Youngstown Division
P.O. Box 147 44501
125 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Telephone: (330) 746-7702

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Southern District
Columbus Division
170 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 469-6638

Cincinnati Western Division
Atrium II, Ste. 800
221 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: (513) 684-2573

Dayton Western Division
120 W. 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Telephone: (937) 225-2516

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