Virginia Bankruptcy Laws

Homestead

Exemption for homestead is up to $ 5000 plus $ 500 per dependent. Sale proceeds of homestead are also exempted up the extent of $ 5000 and may be applied to any personal property including mobile home.

Veteran's Property

Personal property of disabled veteran (must be over 40 % of disability) are exempted up to the extent of $ 2000.

Wages

Disposable earnings up to the extent of 75% or 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage per week, whichever is greater.

Professional Tools and Implements

Equipment and machines required for carrying out trade or profession including motor vehicles, vessels and aircrafts which are meant for professional usage only.

Automobile

Motor vehicle for personal usage is exempted up to the extent of $ 2000.

Heirloom

Heirlooms and family portraits are exempted up to the worth of $ 5,000.

Wearing Apparels

Wearing apparels are exempted up to the extent of $ 1000.

Household Furniture

Exemption for household furniture is up to $ 5,000.

Retirement Plan

Debtor’s interest in retirement plan is exempted up to the extent of annual benefit of $ 17,500.

Agriculture & Husbandry

One pair of horses or mules with necessary gearing, 1 wagon or cart, 1 tractor (up to $ 3000) , 2 plows, 1 drag, 1 harvest cradle, 1 pitchfork, 1 rake, 2 iron wages, fertilizers ($ 1000 for fertilizers).

Total or Absolute Exemptions for

  • Rents and profits of exempt property.
  • Family Bible.
  • Wedding rings and engagements.
  • Burial lot.
  • Animal as pets.
  • Professionally prescribed medical bills.
  • Tuition prepaid payments.
  • Growing crops.
  • Crime victim's reparation awards.
  • Life insurance proceeds in case of third party beneficiary.
  • Group life insurance policies and proceeds.

Virginia Eastern District Court (United States Fourth Circuit)

Court's Address

(Alexandria Division) Martin V. B. Bostetter,Jr. Courthouse, 200 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-5405

Court's Phone Number

703-258-1200

Court's Hours

Monday-Friday (900 a.m. to 400 p.m.)

Eastern District of Virginia - Newport News Division

Court's Address

U. S. Courthouse, 2400 West Ave., Suite 110, Newport News, VA - 23607
(Mailing Address)600 Granby St. Room 400, Norfolk, VA - 23510-1915

Court's Phone Number

757-222-7500

Court's Hours

Monday-Friday (900 a.m. to 400 p.m.)

Eastern District of Virginia - Norfolk Division

Court's Address

600 Granby St., Room 400, Norfolk, VA 23510-1915

Court's Phone Number

757-222-7500

Court's Hours

900 a.m. to 400 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Eastern District of Virginia - Richmond Division

Court's Address

U. S. Bankruptcy Court, 701 East Broad Street, Richmond,
VA 23219 Mailing AddressU. S. Bankruptcy Court, 701 East Broad Street, Richmond,
VA 23219-1888

Court's Phone Number

804-916-2400

Court's Hours

900 a.m. to 400 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Jurisdictional Counties

Accomack, Amelia, Arlington, Brunswick, Caroline, Charles, City, Chesterfield, Culpeper, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Gloucester, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King, William, Lancaster, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenberg, Mathews, Mecklenberg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Richmond, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland, York

Court Locations

Alexandria, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond

Judges

Hon. Robert G. Mayer (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 S. Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314(703) 258-1287Hon. Stephen S. Mitchell (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 S. Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314(703) 258-1242Hon. David H. Adams (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)480 U.S. Courthouse, 600 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23510(757) 222-7471Hon. Stephen C. St. John (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)473 U.S. Courthouse, 600 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23510(757) 222-7482Hon. Douglas O. Tice, Jr. (Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1100 E. Main St., Ste. 310 Richmond, VA 23219(804) 916-2461

Clerks

Caroline Bradley (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)101 25th St., Suite 106 Newport News, VA 23606(757) 595-9805Charles Miller (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)200 S. Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314(703) 258-1200Judy Stone (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)600 Granby St., 4th Floor Norfolk, VA 23510(757) 222-7500William C. Redden (Bankruptcy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1100 E. Main St., Suite 301 Richmond, VA 23219(804) 916-2400

Virginia Western District Court (United States Fourth Circuit)

Court's Address

210 Church Avenue, Room 200, Roanoke, VA 24011

Court's Phone Number

540-857-2391

Court's Email Address

vawb_cmhelpdesk@vawb.uscourts.gov

Court's Hours

800 a.m. - 430 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Jurisdictional Counties

Albemarle, Allegheny, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botecourt, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Clarke, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Grayson, Greene, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Rappahannoc, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smith, Tazewell, Warrenm Washingon, Wise, Wythe

Court Locations

Abingdon, Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, LyncAbington, Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg. Lynchburg, Roanoke, Staunton.

Judges

Hon. Ross W. Krumm (Chief Judge)116 N. Main St., Room 223 Harrisonburg, VA 22802(703) 434-6747Hon. William E. Anderson1100 Main St.
Lynchburg, VA 24505(804) 846-3118Hon. William Stone, Jr.210 Church Ave., SW Roanoke, VA 24011
(703) 857-2391

Clerks

David Tollison (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1100 Main St. Lynchburg, VA 24505(434) 845-0317John W.L. Craig, II (Bankruptcy Clerk)210 Church Ave. SW, Room 200 Roanoke, VA 24010(540) 857-2391Steve Maeno (Deputy in Charge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)116 N. Main St., Room 223 Harrisonburg, VA 22802(540) 434-8327

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