Check out the properties you can retain after filing bankruptcy in Missouri. Explore the list of exemptions.

Missouri Bankruptcy Laws

Homestead

House and land aggregate amount up to $ 15,000. For Mobile Home which is used as principal place of residence the amount is up to $ 5,000.

Personal Jewelry

Personal jewelry up to the extent of $ 500 and $ 1500 for wedding ring.

Professional Books and Implements

Books and implements required for carrying on trade or profession is exempted up the extent of $ 3000.

Automobile

Vehicular exemption up to the extent of $ 3,000.

Any other Property

Any property up to the extent of $ 600.

Unmatured Insurance

Unmatured insurance up to the extent of $ 150,000.

Alimony

Alimony and Support Maintenance up to the extent of $ 750 per month.

Wages

Disposable wages up to the extent of 90 % or 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage per week whichever is earlier for the head of the family and for all other the exemption is up to the extent of 75 % or 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage per week.

Total or Absolute Exemptions for

  • Health Aids of debtor and dependant.
  • Unmatured life insurance policies.
  • Teacher, Policeman and Fireman's retirement benefits.
  • Local Government, City and State employee's retirement plan.
  • Burial plot.
  • Specific Partnership Interest on Property.
  • Workmen’s Compensation Benefits.

Court's Address

111 South 10th Street, Fourth Floor, St. Louis, MO 63102

Court's Phone Number

866-803-9517 (CM/ECF Help Desk)314-244-4500 (Main Phone Number)

Court's Hours

830 a.m. - 430 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Court Locations

Cape Girardeau, Hannibal, St. Louis

Jurisdictional Counties

Adair, Audrain, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Chariton, City of St. Louis, Clark, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Reynolds, Ripley, Saint Charles, Saint Francois, Saint Genevieve, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, St. Louis, Warren, Washington, Wayne

Judges

Hon. Barry S. Schermer (Chief Judge)U.S. Bankruptcy Court 111 S. Tenth St., 4th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102-2734(314) 244-4531Hon. Charles E. Rendlen III (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)111 S. Tenth St., 4th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102-2734(314) 244-4511Hon. David P. McDonald (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)111 S. Tenth St., 4th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102-2734(314) 244-4525Hon. Kathy Surratt-States (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)111 S. Tenth St., 4th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102-2734(314) 244-4541

Clerks

Dana C. McWay (Bankruptcy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)111 S. Tenth St., 4th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102-2734(314) 244-4601Diana Durkee August (Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)111 S. Tenth St., 4th Floor St. Louis, MO 63102-2734(314) 244-4602

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