Find below the 180-day state you selected in the last step. If it is not in this list, click HERE.
On the date of filing, debtor almost certainly will not be a resident of that state. So, the comments below that indicate the exemptions that are
available to debtors who are not residents of that state will apply.
Click on the links in columns 2, 3, and 4 for details. If debtor will be a resident of
that state on the date of filing, the comments regarding residents of that state will apply.

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1
APPLICABLE STATE
2
STATE EXEMPTIONS
3
EXTRATERRITORIALITY
4
FEDERAL EXEMPTIONS
Which state's
law is applicable on
date of filing the petition?
To ID this state, click  HERE
What residency status
must debtor have on
date of filing to quality for the
applicable state's exemptions?
Does state's homestead
exemption apply to
property located
outside the state?
What residency status
must debtor have on
date of filing to qualify
for the
federal exemptions?
No State
No state exemptions involved
No state exemptions involved
Federal Exemptions Apply by Default
Alabama
Must Be Alabama Resident
No
Must Not Be Alabama Resident
Alaska
Must be Alaska Resident
No
No Residency Requirement
Arizona
Must Be Arizona Resident
Will be Used Only by Residents
Must Not Be Arizona Resident
Arkansas
Must Be Arkansas Resident
Available Only to Residents
No Residency Requirement
California
No Residency Requirement
Yes
Federal Exemptions Not Available
Colorado
Unclear
No
Must Not be Colorado Resident
Connecticut
No Residency Requirement
Unknown
No Residency Requirement
Delaware
Must Be Delaware Domiciliary
Debtor's Principal Residence
Must Not Be Delaware Domiciliary
District of Columbia
Must Be DC Resident or wage-earner
Yes
No Residency Requirement
Florida
Must Be Florida Resident
No
Must Not Be Florida Resident
Georgia
Must Be Georgia Domiciliary
Will Be Used Only by Domiciliaries
Must Not Be Georgia Domiciliary
Hawaii
No Residency Requirement
No
No Residency Requirement
Idaho
Must Be Idaho Resident
No
Must Not Be Idaho Resident
Illinois
Probably Must Be Illinois Resident
Will Be Used Only by Residents
Must Not Be Illinois Resident
Indiana
Must Be Indiana Domiciliary
Will be Used Only by Domiciliaries
Must Not Be Indiana Domiciliary
Iowa
Must Be IA Resident for Some Exemptions
Yes
Federal Exemptions Not Available
Kansas
Must Be Kansas Resident
No
Must Not Be Kansas Resident
Kentucky
Must Be Kentucky Resident
No
No Residency Requirement
Louisiana
No Residency Requirement
Yes
Federal Exemptions Not Available
Maine
No Residency Requirement
Unknown
Federal Exemptions Not Available
Maryland
Must be MD Domiciliary for Some Exemptions
Yes
Federal Exemptions Not Available
Massachusetts
No Residency Requirement
Yes
No Residency Requirement
Michigan
No Residency Requirement
Unknown
No Residency Requirement
Minnesota
No Residency Requirement
Yes
No Residency Requirement
Mississippi
Must Be Mississippi Resident
Will be Used Only by Residents
Must Not Be Mississippi Resident
Missouri
No Residency Requirement
Yes
Federal Exemptions Not Available
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