Rhode Island Bankruptcy Exemptions

The chart below contains a summary of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Bankruptcy Law

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.

ASSETEXEMPTIONLAW
Rhode Island Homestead$300,000 of land and buildings debtor occupies or intends to occupy as a principal residence9-26-4.1
WagesEarned but unpaid wages to $509-26-4(8)(iii)
AutomobileUp to $12,0009-26-4(13)
Other propertyAccident or sickness proceeds, avails, or benefits27-18-24
Earnings of a minor child9-26-4(9)
Beds, bedding, furniture, household goods, and supplies to $9,600 total9-26-4(3)
Clothing9-26-4(1)
Jewelry to $2,0009-26-4(14)
Working tools to $1,5009-26-4(2)
Wildcard$5,0009-26-4(16)

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

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