Tennessee Bankruptcy Laws

Homestead

Home or principal place of residence used as by the debtor or his/her dependent use as the principal place of residence. Up to the quantum of $ 5,000 for individual debtor and $ 7,500 if jointly owned and both debtor are involved in the proceeding.Insurance proceeds from destroyed exempt homestead up the extent of $ 5,000. Note In case of joint ownership must be divided equally. Exemption also applies to life estates, equitable estates and leasehold estates.

Personal Property

Personal property of state residents (including cash and bank deposits) exempted up to the extent of $ 4,000.

Wages

Greater among 75 % or 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage per week and $ 2.50 per each week for each dependent child of the debtor under the age of 16 years.

Crime Victim's compensation awards

Award as reparation is exempted up to the extent of $ 5,000.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury payments to debtor or individual of whom debtor is dependent up to the extent of $ 7,000.

Wrongful Death

Payments due to wrongful death of the debtor or individual of whom the debtor was dependent up to the extent of $ 10,000.

Compensation

Compensation for loss of future earnings of debtor or individual of whom the debtor is a dependent shall get exempted up to the amount reasonably necessary for sustenance of debtor and dependent.

Professional Books and Implements

Books and tools required to carry on trade or profession are exempted up to the extent of $ 1,900.

Total or Absolute Exemptions for

  • Necessary wearing Apparel.
  • Pension under IRA plan.
  • Health, disability and accident insurance.
  • Veterans benefit.
  • Social security benefits.
  • Professional prescribed health aids.
  • Child support.
  • Annuity contract benefits payable to dependent.
  • Specific partnership property.
  • Unemployment benefit.
  • Employment compensation benefits.
  • Cooperative scholarship benefits.
  • Aid to blinds.
  • Old Age Assistance payments.
  • State, municipal or subdivision pension benefits.
  • Fraternal benefit society benefit.

Tennessee Eastern District Court (United States Sixth Circuit)

Court's Address

31 East 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37401

Court's Address

(423) 752-5163

Court's Email Address

ECFmail@tneb.uscourts.gov

Court's Hours

800 AM until 430 PM

Eastern District of Tennessee (Grnvl)

Court's Address

220 West Depot Street, Suite 218

Court's Phone Number

423-787-0113

Court's Email Address

ECFmail@tneb.uscourts.gov

Court's Hours

800 AM until 430 PM

Jurisdictional Counties

Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Coffee, Franklin, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lincoln, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Washington

Court Locations

Chattanooga, Greenville, Johnson City, Knoxville, Winchester

Judges

Hon. John C. Cook (Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)31 E. 11th St. Chattanooga, TN 37402(423) 752-5260Hon. R. Thomas Stinnett (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)31 E. 11th St. Chattanooga, TN 37402(423) 752-5104Hon. Marcia P. Parsons (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)108 W. Summer St. Greenville, TN 37743(423) 638-2264Hon. Richard S. Stair, Jr. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)800 Market St., Suite 330 Knoxville, TN 37902(865) 545-4284

Clerks

Betty G. Shelton (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 S. Jefferson St. Winchester, TN 37398(423) 752-5163Danny W. Armstrong (Bankruptcy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)31 E. 11th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402(423) 752-5163Sheila D. Morgan (Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)800 Market St., Suite 330
Knoxville, TN 37902(865) 545-4279William T. Magil (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)220 W. Depot St., Suite 218 Greenville, TN 37743(423) 787-0113 x1312

Tennessee Middle District Court (United States Sixth Circuit)

Court's Address

701 Broadway, Room 160, Nashville, TN 37203

Court's Phone Number

(615) 736-5584

Court's Email Address

Webmaster_tnmb@tnmb.uscourts.gov

Court's Hours

800 A.M. - 400 P.M.

Jurisdictional Counties

Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Wayne, White, Williamson, Wilson

Court Locations

Columbia, Cookeville, Nashville

Judges

Hon. George C. Paine, II (Chief Judge, U.S. Customs House)701 Broadway, Suite 212 Nashville, TN 37203(615) 736-5587Hon. Keith M. Lundin (U.S. Customs House)701 Broadway, Suite 228 Nashville, TN 37203(615) 736-5586Hon. Marian F. Harrison (U.S. Customs House)701 Broadway, Suite 232-A Nashville, TN 37203(615) 736-5589

Clerks

Lloyd C. Ray, Jr.U.S. Customs House, 701 Broadway, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37203(615) 736-5584Mathew Loughney (Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Customs House)701 Broadway, Suite 204 Nashville, TN 37203(615) 736-5584

Tennessee Western District Court (United States Sixth Circuit)

Court's Address

200 Jefferson Ave., Rm. 413, Memphis, TN 38103

Jurisdictional Counties

Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer. Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy, Madison, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Tipton, Weakley

Court Locations

Jackson, Memphis

Judges

Hon. G. Harvey Boswell (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)111 S. Highland Ave., Room 107 Jackson, TN 38301(731) 421-9370Hon. David S. Kennedy (Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 413 Memphis, TN 38103(901) 328-3522Hon. George W. Emerson Jr. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 413 Memphis, TN 38103(901) 328-3614Hon. Jennie Latta (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 413 Memphis, TN 38103(901) 328-3542
Hon. Paulette J. Delk (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 413 Memphis, TN 38103(901) 328-3614Hon. William H. Brown (U.S. Bankruptcy Court) 200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 413 Memphis, TN 38103(901) 328-3532

Clerks

Jed G. Weintraub (Clerk of the Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 Jefferson Ave., 5th Floor Memphis, TN 38103(901) 328-3500

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