Texas 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.

Northern District of Texas

Abilene (Hearing location only)

Street Address

U.S. Courthouse
Room 2000A (Live Docket)
Room 2201 (Video Docket)
341 Pine - 3rd & Pine
Abilene, TX 79601-3928

Contact Number:

806-472-5000

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Amarillo

Street Address

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
624 South Polk, Street, Suite 100
Amarillo, TX 79101-2389

Contact Number:

806-324-2302

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Dallas (Main Office)

Street Address

Earle Cabell Federal Building and United States Courthouse
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1254
Dallas, TX 75242-1496

Contact Number:

214-753-2000

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Fort Worth

Street Address

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eldon B. Mahon United States Courthouse
501 West 10th Street, 1st Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76102-3643

Contact Number:

817-333-6000

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Lubbock

Street Address

George H. Mahon Federal Building and United States Courthouse
1205 Texas Avenue, Room 306
Lubbock, TX 79401-4002

Contact Number:

806-472-5000
806-472-5005

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

San Angelo (Hearing location only)

Street Address

U.S. Courthouse
Room 216 (Live docket)
Room 102A (Video docket)
33 E. Twohig Ave.
San Angelo, TX 76903-6451

Contact Number:

806-472-5000

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Wichita Falls (Hearing location only)

Street Address

U.S. Courthouse
1000 Lamar Street, Room 222
Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3430

Contact Number:

214-753-2000

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Eastern District of Texas

Beaumont

Street Address

Jack Brooks Federal Building and United States Courthouse
300 Willow Street, Suite 100
Beaumont, TX 77701

Contact Number:

409-839-2617

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Plano

Street Address

Wells Fargo Bank Building
660 North Central Expressway, Suite 300B
Plano, TX 75074

Contact Number:

972-509-1240

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Tyler (Main Office)

Street Address

Plaza Tower
110 North College Avenue, 9th Floor
Tyler, TX 75702-7226

Contact Number:

903-590-3200

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Southern District of Texas

Corpus Christi

Street Address

United States Courthouse
1133 North Shoreline Boulevard, Room 208
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Contact Number:

361-888-3142

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Houston (Main Office)

Street Address

Bob Casey United States Courthouse
515 Rusk Street, Room 5300
Houston, TX 77002-2600

Contact Number:

713-250-5500

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Victoria

Street Address

Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building
312 S. Main, Room 406
Victoria, Texas 77901

Contact Number:

361-788-5009

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Brownsville

Street Address

Reynaldo G. Garza-Filemon B. Vela
United States Courthouse
600 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

Contact Number:

956-548-2500

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Laredo

Street Address

United States Courthouse
1300 Victoria Street
Laredo, TX 78040

Contact Number:

956-723-3542

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Galveston

Street Address

United States Post Office and Courthouse
601 Rosenberg, Room 411
Galveston, TX 77550

Contact Number:

409-766-3530

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

McAllen

Street Address

Bentsen Tower
1701 W. Hwy. 83, Suite 1011
McAllen, TX 78501

Contact Number:

956-618-8472

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Western District of Texas

Austin

Street Address

Homer J. Thornberry Federal Judicial Building
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 322
Austin, TX 78701

Contact Number:

512-916-5237/38

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

El Paso

Street Address

United States Courthouse
511 East San Antonio Avenue, Room 444
El Paso, TX 79901

Contact Number:

915-779-7362

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Midland

Street Address

U.S Post Office Annex
George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building
100 East Wall Street, Room P-163
Midland, TX 79701

Contact Number:

432-683-1650

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

San Antonio

Street Address

Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse
615 East Houston Street, Room 597
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact Number:

210-472-6720

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

Waco

Street Address

United States Courthouse
800 Franklin Avenue, Room 140
Waco, TX 76701

Contact Number:

254-750-1513

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Holidays)

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