Nebraska State Bankruptcy Laws

What Are The Nebraska Bankruptcy Exemptions?

NebraskaNebraska law protects all or a portion of your property from being seized by creditors or the bankruptcy trustee in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are generally allowed to keep all of your assets and property. Certain exceptions may apply, so its wise to consult with a Nebraska bankruptcy attorney to find which of your assets will be protected in a bankruptcy filed in Nebraska. In general, the major Nebraska bankruptcy exemptions include:

GENERAL NEBRASKA EXEMPTIONS
Real Estate (the Homestead Exemption)
Up to $12,500 of equity in your homestead can be protected.
Automobiles
There is no specific automobile exemption in Nebraska.
Other Property
$2,500 in any personal property; 100 percent of household possessions and clothing; up to $2,400 in implements, tools, or professional books or supplies held for use in a principal trade or business, which may include one motor vehicle; and 100 percent of the debtor’s interest in any professionally prescribed health aids.
View the complete list of Nebraska bankruptcy exemptions

Please remember that this page provides general information only, and is not intended to provide legal advice. The information is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified bankruptcy attorney. If you need legal assistance, consult an attorney.

Which state’s exemption laws apply in your bankruptcy?

NebraskaGenerally, the laws of the state in which you lived for the 730 days (2 years) prior to filing a bankruptcy petition will apply in your bankruptcy.

If you have not lived in the same state for the 2 years immediately prior to filing your bankruptcy petition, the laws of the state in which you lived for the majority of the 180-day period preceding the 2-year period will likely apply.

If application of the preceding general rules renders you ineligible for exemptions under any states laws, you may be allowed to choose the federal exemptions applicable in your bankruptcy.

Is Nebraska a Community Property State?

No, Nebraska is not a community property state. Because it is not a community property state, you will be responsible for your spouses debts only if you voluntarily assumed those debts by, for example, co-signing on a loan given to your spouse. In a non-community property state, one spouse can file for bankruptcy and be eligible to eliminate all of their unsecured debts without the involvement of the other spouse.

How did your senator vote on the new bankruptcy laws?

Following years of intense lobbying by creditors, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). How did your Senators vote on these largely pro-creditor provisions?

Hagel (R-NE) – YEA
Nelson (D-NE) – YEA

Nebraska Bankruptcy Court Locations:

111 South 18th Plaza, Suite 1125
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 661-7444

463 Robert V. Denney Federal Building
and United States Courthouse

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 437-5100

Note: You may not have to actually go to one of the above bankruptcy courts. Trustees often conduct your meeting at a local venue.

Although bankruptcy is federal law, the bankruptcy courts in each jurisdiction have local rules that must be followed. A local bankruptcy attorney will be familiar with the specific rules in your area.

Nebraska Bankruptcy Attorney Locations:

Bankruptcy Attorneys in the state of Nebraska

  1. Aurora
  2. Beatrice
  3. Columbus
  4. Fairbury
  5. Fremont
  6. Grand Island
  7. Kearney
  8. Lincoln
  9. Madison
  10. Norfolk
  11. North Platte
  12. Omaha
  13. Papillion
  14. Plattsmouth
  15. Sidney
Aurora Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
clinewilliams.com Cline Williams Wright Johnson (402) 694-6314 Cline Williams Wright Johnson, 1207 M St, Aurora, NE 68818, United States
Beatrice Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
lepantlaw.com Lepant Law Office, PC, LLO (402) 223-4071 Lepant Law Office, PC, LLO, 119 N 5th St, Beatrice, NE 68310, United States
Columbus Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
omahaimmigrationlaw.com Kendall, Crawford & Reeker PC LLO (402) 564-9346 Kendall, Crawford & Reeker PC LLO, 2656 33rd Ave, Columbus, NE 68601, United States
Fairbury Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
lepantlaw.com Schwab & Lepant PC, LLO (402) 729-3368 Schwab & Lepant PC, LLO, 311 5th St, Fairbury, NE 68352, United States
brackle.com Brackle Ronald R Atty (402) 729-2228 Brackle Ronald R Atty, 417 F St, Fairbury, NE 68352, United States
Fremont Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
attorneyfremontne.com Richard Register – Attorney at Law (402) 727-9248 Richard Register – Attorney at Law, 425 N H St, Fremont, NE 68025, United States
Grand Island Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
jerrymilnerlawoffice.com Milner Law Office, P.C. (308) 382-4520 Milner Law Office, P.C., 3280 Woodridge Blvd #290, Grand Island, NE 68801, United States
neuhauslaw.com Neuhaus Law Office (308) 385-0654 Neuhaus Law Office, 205 S Cedar St, Grand Island, NE 68801, United States
Kearney Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
carperlaw.net Carper Michael D (308) 236-2090 Carper Michael D, 3915 N Ave Ste C, Kearney, NE 68847, United States
attorneyjknapp.com Knapp Jeffrey C (308) 233-5120 Knapp Jeffrey C, 3710 Central Ave # 13, Kearney, NE 68847, United States
stamm-romerolaw.com Michele J. Romero (308) 237-4744 Michele J. Romero, 1315 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, United States
Lincoln Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
skrupalaw.com Skrupa Law Office, LLC (402) 571-2900 Skrupa Law Office, LLC, 620 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504, United States
steffenslaw.com Steffens Law Office, P.C. (308) 767-2061 Steffens Law Office, P.C., 1028 G St Suite 101, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
uprightlaw.com UpRight Law (877) 927-5451 UpRight Law, 811 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
caldwell-lawfirm.com Caldwell Law, LLC (402) 957-2750 Caldwell Law, LLC, 5000 Central Park Dr #204, Lincoln, NE 68504, United States
paulrealaw.com The Law Office of Paul W. Rea (402) 476-7788 The Law Office of Paul W. Rea, 2710 S 70th St STE 104, Lincoln, NE 68506, United States
bankruptcy-omaha.com Gamm Legal Services (402) 659-4254 Gamm Legal Services, 233 S 13th St 11th floor, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
johnlentz.com Lentz Law, PC, LLO (402) 421-9676 Lentz Law, PC, LLO, 650 J St Ste 215B, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
knudsenlaw.com Knudsen Law Firm (402) 475-7011 Knudsen Law Firm, 3800 Vermaas Pl #200, Lincoln, NE 68502, United States
mhlawoffices.com McGuire Law Offices (402) 965-0775 McGuire Law Offices, 1028 G St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
woodsaitken.com James A. Overcash (402) 437-8500 James A. Overcash, 301 S 13th St STE 500, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
Madison Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
moyermoyer.com Moyer & Moyer Law (402) 454-3321 Moyer & Moyer Law, 114 W 3rd St, Madison, NE 68748, United States
Norfolk Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
neattys.com Egley Fullner Montag Morland & Easland, PC (402) 379-9119 Egley Fullner Montag Morland & Easland, PC, 2424 Taylor Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701, United States
North Platte Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
steffenslaw.com Steffens Law Office, P.C. (308) 221-6204 Steffens Law Office, P.C., 315 N Dewey St #211, North Platte, NE 69101, United States
bocottlaw.com Law Office of James C Bocott, PC LLO (308) 696-3118 Law Office of James C Bocott, PC LLO, 315 N Dewey St #213, North Platte, NE 69101, United States
not found Al l Fugate Law (308) 534-1950 Al l Fugate Law, 210 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101, United States
Omaha Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
huskerlaw.com Husker Law (402) 415-2525 Husker Law, 1055 115th St #302, Omaha, NE 68154, United States
johnturcolaw.com John T. Turco & Associates, PC, LLO (402) 933-8600 John T. Turco & Associates, PC, LLO, 2580 S 90th St, Omaha, NE 68124, United States
bankruptcynebraska.com Alhejaj and Associates, P.C. (402) 345-1717 Alhejaj and Associates, P.C., 11717 Burt St #106, Omaha, NE 68154, United States
barnhart-law.com Barnhart Law Office (402) 934-4430 Barnhart Law Office, 12100 W Center Rd #519, Omaha, NE 68144, United States
bankruptcy-lawyer-omaha.com Burke Smith Law (402) 810-8067 Burke Smith Law, 8790 F St Ste. 214, Omaha, NE 68127, United States
samturcolaw.net Sam Turco Law Offices (402) 513-2304 Sam Turco Law Offices, 3006 S 87th St, Omaha, NE 68124, United States
johnlentz.com Lentz Law, PC, LLO (402) 421-9676 Lentz Law, PC, LLO, 2111 S 67th St #300, Omaha, NE 68106, United States
bankruptcy-omaha.com Gamm Legal Services (402) 659-4254 Gamm Legal Services, 11550 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154, United States
omahabklaw.com Patino Law Office (402) 401-4050 Patino Law Office, 1111 N 13th St Suite 140, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
goosmannlaw.com Goosmann Law Firm, PLC (402) 280-7648 Goosmann Law Firm, PLC, 17838 Burke St Suite 250, Omaha, NE 68118, United States
thompson.law.pro Amanda Karr, Attorney (402) 330-3060 Amanda Karr, Attorney, 13906 Gold Cir #201, Omaha, NE 68144, United States
Papillion Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
nebraskaslawfirm.com The Law Office of David J Reed (402) 715-9375 The Law Office of David J Reed, 607 Pinnacle Dr C, Papillion, NE 68046, United States
Plattsmouth Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
johnsonpeknylaw.com Johnson & Pekny Plattsmouth (402) 298-8288 Johnson & Pekny Plattsmouth, 429 Main St, Plattsmouth, NE 68048, United States
Sidney Payday Loans
Website Company Telephone Address
snyderandhilliard.com Snyder Hilliard & Cochran, LLO (308) 289-2403 Snyder Hilliard & Cochran, LLO, 937 Jackson St, Sidney, NE 69160, United States

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