In general, couples filing for bankruptcy jointly are allowed twice as much exempt property value, which makes sense since it is the property of two individuals instead of one. Some pieces of property, such as a home may have a specific allowable exemption value regardless of whether it is a couple filing or an individual.
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All items that have dischargeable debts will be the filers property free and clear following discharge and cannot be seized to repay debts. Property such as a home that cannot have its associate debt discharged can be foreclosed upon following discharge if the filer does not stay current with payments but if the home is classified as exempt during the bankruptcy it will not repossessed during the bankruptcy process.
To make property exempt, the bankruptcy filer must make sure to claim the desired items as exempt in the filing forms and properly identify each item and its value. There are limits to exemptions and allowable exemptions are specific to item types that can be considered day to day necessities such as clothing, transportation, housing, trade tools, pension, earnings, and household items.