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North Dakota Bankruptcy Laws

Homestead:

Debtor's residential home and land over it is exempted up to the extent of $ 80,000. And $ 7,500 in lieu of homestead.


Wages:

Earnings of the person up to the extent of 60 days if reasonably required for support of the debtor or his/her dependent. And disposable earnings up to 75% or 40 times the federal minimum hourly wage rate whichever will be the greater.


Personal Property:

Personal property is exempted up to the extent of $ 2,500. And $ 5,000 if the person has any reasonable claim.


Automobile:

One vehicle up to the extent of $ 1,200. And a sum of $ 32,000 for vehicle modified for disabled person.


Household and Kitchen Furniture:

Household and Kitchen furniture up to the extent of $ 1,000.


Professional Tools of Mechanic:

Tools, implements of mechanic required in carrying on trade or profession is exempted up to the extent of $ 1,000.


Professional Books and Implements:

Professional Books and Implements are exempted up to the extent of $ 1,000.


Payments on Wrongful Death or Bodily Injury:

Amount convincingly reasonable as compensation debtor & dependents up to the extent of $ 7,500 not including pain and suffering or pecuniary loss.


Total or Absolute Exemptions for:

  • Unemployment and Workmen's Compensation Benefits.
  • Reinstatement for wrongful deaths.
  • Life Insurance and Mutual Aid Contracts.
  • Social Security Benefits.
  • Awards to Crime Victims.
  • Child Support.
  • Specific Interest in Partnership Property.

Court's Address: 655 1st Avenue North, Suite 210, Fargo North Dakota 58102-4932


Court's Phone Number : 701-297-7100


Court's Email Address: webmaster@ndb.uscourts.gov


Court's Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Jurisdictional Counties: All Counties


Court Locations: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot


Judges:
Hon. William A. Hill (Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)
655 First Ave., N. Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 297-7140


Clerks:
Dianne G. Schmitz (Bankruptcy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)
655 First Ave. N., Suite 210 Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 297-7112



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