Nevada State Bankruptcy Laws
What Are The Nevada Bankruptcy Exemptions?
Nevada 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 Nevada bankruptcy attorney to find which of your assets will be protected in a bankruptcy filed in Nevada. In general, the major Nevada bankruptcy exemptions include:
|GENERAL NEBRASKA EXEMPTIONS|
|Real Estate (the Homestead Exemption)
Up to $350,000 of equity in your homestead can be protected. A provision in the new bankruptcy law caps the homestead exemption at $125,000 if you have not lived in the state for at least 40 months prior to the time you file a bankruptcy petition. In some situations, the cap may be permanent. You should consult with a Nevada bankruptcy attorney for specific information.
Up to $15,000 in equity in one motor vehicle can be protected.
Private libraries not to exceed $ 5,000 in value; all family pictures and keepsakes; necessary household goods not to exceed $12,000 in value; farm trucks, stock, tools, and supplies not to exceed $ 4,500 in value; professional libraries, office equipment, office supplies and the tools, instruments and materials used to carry on the trade of the judgment debtor not to exceed $ 10,000 in value; and the cabin or dwelling of a miner and his cars, implements and appliances not exceeding $ 4,500 in total value.
|View the complete list of Nevada 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?
Generally, 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 Nevada a community property state?
Yes, Nevada is a community property state. Because it is a community property state, you are responsible for any debts that your spouse incurred while you were married. You are therefore equally liable for your spouses debts even if you did not voluntarily assume liability for them by, for example, cosigning for a loan given to your 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?
Ensign (R-NV) – YEA
Reid (D-NV) – NAY
Nevada Bankruptcy Court Locations:
Foley Federal Building
300 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89101
U.S. Federal Building
300 Booth Street
Reno, NV 89509
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.
Nevada Bankruptcy Attorney Locations:
Bankruptcy Attorneys in the state of Nevada
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|ernieadler.com||Ernest Adler Law Offices Of||(775) 883-5149||Ernest Adler Law Offices Of, 204 N Minnesota St #2a, Carson City, NV 89703, United States|
|mahelaw.com||Jennifer Mahe : Mahe Law||(775) 461-0992||Jennifer Mahe : Mahe Law, 707 N Minnesota St suite d, Carson City, NV 89703, United States|
|affordablebankruptcyreno.com||Affordable Bankruptcy Attorney||(775) 883-7600||Affordable Bankruptcy Attorney, 675 Fairview Dr, Carson City, NV 89701, United States|
|ernieadler.com||Adler & Villanueva LLC||(775) 883-5149||Adler & Villanueva LLC, 204 N Minnesota St Suite A, Carson City, NV 89703, United States|
|Fallon Payday Loans|
|alsfallon.com||American Legal Services – Fallon, NV||(775) 423-7088||American Legal Services – Fallon, NV, 85 S Laverne St, Fallon, NV 89406, United States|
|Henderson Payday Loans|
|lowestpricelawyers.com||LOWEST PRICE LAWYERS – Child Custody Attorneys & Divorce Lawyers||(702) 434-4424||LOWEST PRICE LAWYERS – Child Custody Attorneys & Divorce Lawyers, 2470 St Rose Pkwy #306F, Henderson, NV 89074, United States|
|patrickdriscolllaw.com||The Law Offices of Patrick Driscoll, LLC||(702) 388-8300||The Law Offices of Patrick Driscoll, LLC, 2470 St Rose Pkwy suite#105, Henderson, NV 89074, United States|
|thegvlg.com||Green Valley Law Group||(702) 228-7867||Green Valley Law Group, 1481 W Warm Springs Rd Suite 134, Henderson, NV 89014, United States|
|mcdonaldlawgroup.com||McDonald Law Group||(702) 448-4962||McDonald Law Group, 203 S Water St #300, Henderson, NV 89015, United States|
|blackmountainlegal.com||Black Mountain Legal||(702) 331-3797||Black Mountain Legal, 375 N Stephanie St Suite 711, Henderson, NV 89014, United States|
|Las Vegas Payday Loans|
|fairfeelegalservices.com||Fair Fee Legal Services||(702) 703-3333||Fair Fee Legal Services, 8665 S Eastern Ave Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89123, United States|
|callchristine.com||Call Christine||(702) 986-0000||Call Christine, 552 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United States|
|halfpricelawyers.com||Half Price Lawyers||(702) 400-0000||Half Price Lawyers, 732 S 6th St Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|freedomlegalteam.com||Freedom Law Firm||(702) 747-6650||Freedom Law Firm, 8985 S Eastern Ave #350, Las Vegas, NV 89123, United States|
|lasvegasbankruptcylawyer.co||Law Office of Erik Severino||(702) 370-0155||Law Office of Erik Severino, 7251 W Lake Mead Blvd #300, Las Vegas, NV 89128, United States|
|vohwinkellaw.com||Vohwinkel Law: Las Vegas Bankruptcy Attorney||(702) 505-8979||Vohwinkel Law: Las Vegas Bankruptcy Attorney, 6272 Spring Mountain Rd #110, Las Vegas, NV 89146, United States|
|afreshstartlaw.com||A Fresh Start Law||(702) 551-3256||A Fresh Start Law, 2037 Franklin Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United States|
|goldguylaw.com||Goldsmith & Guymon P.C.||(877) 262-1466||Goldsmith & Guymon P.C., 2055 Village Center Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89134, United States|
|sincitylawfirm.com||Martin Law P.C.||(702) 707-2787||Martin Law P.C., 820 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|ballbankruptcy.com||Ball Bankruptcy (Ballstaedt Law Firm)||(702) 715-0000||Ball Bankruptcy (Ballstaedt Law Firm), 8751 W Charleston Blvd #220, Las Vegas, NV 89117, United States|
|deluca-associates.com||DeLuca & Associates||(702) 252-4673||DeLuca & Associates, 4560 South Decatur Ave #302, Las Vegas, NV 89103, United States|
|las-vegas-bankruptcy-lawyer.com||Atkinson Law Associates||(702) 614-0600||Atkinson Law Associates, 376 E Warm Springs Rd #130, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States|
|nnbklaw.com||Newark & Newark||(702) 888-2525||Newark & Newark, 608 S 8th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|debtrescuelaw.com||Debt Rescue Law||(833) 707-1234||Debt Rescue Law, 1290 S Jones Blvd Suite 250, Las Vegas, NV 89146, United States|
|guptalawfirmlv.com||Gupta Law Firm||(702) 437-5342||Gupta Law Firm, 800 N Rainbow Blvd Ste 208, Las Vegas, NV 89107, United States|
|myvegasbankruptcyattorney.com||Law Office of Brian D. Shapiro||(702) 386-8600||Law Office of Brian D. Shapiro, 510 S 8th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|ericpalacioslaw.com||Eric Palacios & Associates Ltd||(702) 444-7777||Eric Palacios & Associates Ltd, 2050 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United States|
|crowelawfirm.net||Thomas E Crowe Professional Law Corporation||(702) 794-0373||Thomas E Crowe Professional Law Corporation, 2830 S Jones Blvd STE 3, Las Vegas, NV 89146, United States|
|tthomaslaw.com||Law Office of Timothy P. Thomas, LLC||(702) 227-0011||Law Office of Timothy P. Thomas, LLC, 1771 E Flamingo Rd B-212, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States|
|bryanalowe.com||Bryan A Lowe & Associates||(702) 259-0002||Bryan A Lowe & Associates, 4011 Meadows Ln #102, Las Vegas, NV 89107, United States|
|franksorrentino.com||The Law Offices of Frank Sorrentino||(702) 384-6824||The Law Offices of Frank Sorrentino, 1118 E Carson Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|pandalawfirm.com||PandA Law Firm (Peters and Associates, LLP)||(702) 818-3888||PandA Law Firm (Peters and Associates, LLP), 6173 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, United States|
|yourvegaslawyers.com||Your Vegas Lawyers||(702) 842-9000||Your Vegas Lawyers, 1645 Village Center Cir, Las Vegas, NV 89134, United States|
|bachlawfirm.com||Bach Law Firm||(702) 925-8787||Bach Law Firm, 7881 W Charleston Blvd Suite 165, Las Vegas, NV 89117, United States|
|irsproblems.com||Tax Law Center||(702) 251-9696||Tax Law Center, 6260 N Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89149, United States|
|ljlawlv.com||LJ Law||(702) 998-1188||LJ Law, 6069 S Fort Apache Rd Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89148, United States|
|davidwinterton.com||David J Winterton & Associates Ltd||(702) 363-0317||David J Winterton & Associates Ltd, 7881 W Charleston Blvd UNIT 220, Las Vegas, NV 89117, United States|
|cnlawlv.com||Clark Newberry Law Firm||(702) 608-4232||Clark Newberry Law Firm, 810 S Durango Dr #102, Las Vegas, NV 89145, United States|
|coreybeck.com||Beck Corey B||(702) 678-1999||Beck Corey B, 425 S 6th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|crosby-fox.com||Crosby & Fox, LLC||(702) 802-0571||Crosby & Fox, LLC, 601 S 10th St Suite 202, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States|
|bankruptcy-attorney-of-las-vegas.com||Randal R Leonard Law Firm||(702) 341-8048||Randal R Leonard Law Firm, 2901 El Camino Ave #200, Las Vegas, NV 89102, United States|
|uprightlaw.com||UpRight Law||(877) 927-5451||UpRight Law, 7866 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117, United States|
|randolphlawfirm.com||Randolph Law Firm, P.C.||(702) 877-1313||Randolph Law Firm, P.C., 2045 Village Center Cir #100, Las Vegas, NV 89134, United States|
|hurtiklaw.com||Hurtik Law & Associates||(702) 966-5200||Hurtik Law & Associates, 6767 W Tropicana Ave #200, Las Vegas, NV 89103, United States|
|devine.legal||Devine Legal Group||(702) 515-1500||Devine Legal Group, 5940 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, United States|
|vegaslawfirm.legal||Andersen Law Firm, Ltd.||(702) 522-1992||Andersen Law Firm, Ltd., 3199 E Warm Springs Rd Ste 400, Las Vegas, NV 89120, United States|
|ezbassociates.com||EZB Associates||(702) 664-1330||EZB Associates, 8565 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123, United States|
|gtg.legal||Talitha Gray Kozlowski, Garman Turner Gordon||(725) 777-3000||Talitha Gray Kozlowski, Garman Turner Gordon, 7251 Amigo St Suite 210, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States|
|ballbankruptcy.com||Ball Bankruptcy – Ballstaedt Law||(702) 715-0000||Ball Bankruptcy – Ballstaedt Law, 8872 S Eastern Ave #265, Las Vegas, NV 89123, United States|
|Mesquite Payday Loans|
|bmolawfirm.com||Barney McKenna & Olmstead, P.C.||(702) 346-3100||Barney McKenna & Olmstead, P.C., 590 W Mesquite Blvd #202A, Mesquite, NV 89027, United States|
|binghamsnow.com||Bingham Snow & Caldwell||(702) 346-7300||Bingham Snow & Caldwell, 840 Pinnacle Ct #202, Mesquite, NV 89027, United States|
|Minden Payday Loans|
|millwardlaw.com||Michael G. Millward, Attorney at Law||(775) 600-2776||Michael G. Millward, Attorney at Law, 1591 Mono Ave, Minden, NV 89423, United States|
|heritagenevada.com||Heritage Law Group, P.C., Attorney Danielle L. Christenson||(775) 782-0040||Heritage Law Group, P.C., Attorney Danielle L. Christenson, 1625 NV-88 #304, Minden, NV 89423, United States|
|Pahrump Payday Loans|
|jknelsonlaw.com||JK Nelson Law||(775) 727-9900||JK Nelson Law, 41 N NV-160 #8, Pahrump, NV 89060, United States|
|Reno Payday Loans|
|darbylawpractice.com||Darby Law Practice||(775) 322-1237||Darby Law Practice, 4777 Caughlin Pkwy, Reno, NV 89519, United States|
|timothypostattorneyatlaw.com||Law Office of Timothy Post||(775) 322-7980||Law Office of Timothy Post, 736 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|affordablebankruptcyreno.com||Affordable Bankruptcy Attorney||(775) 331-2211||Affordable Bankruptcy Attorney, 200 S Virginia St #800, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|uprightlaw.com||UpRight Law||(877) 927-5451||UpRight Law, 200 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|actionlegal.com||Action Legal Service||(775) 786-9993||Action Legal Service, 232 Court St, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|bankruptcylawyernv.com||The Law Offices of Christopher P. Burke||(775) 333-9277||The Law Offices of Christopher P. Burke, 702 Plumas St, Reno, NV 89509, United States|
|harrislawreno.com||Stephen R. Harris||(775) 786-7600||Stephen R. Harris, 6151 Lakeside Dr Suite 2100, Reno, NV 89511, United States|
|pricelawgroup.com||Price Law Group||(775) 323-2600||Price Law Group, 5458 Longley Ln, Reno, NV 89511, United States|
|loseyourdebts.net||Sean P Patterson Attorney at Law||(775) 786-1615||Sean P Patterson Attorney at Law, 232 Court St, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|steveyounglawpractice.com||Stephen G Young Atty At Law||(775) 329-7979||Stephen G Young Atty At Law, 620 E Plumb Ln #210, Reno, NV 89502, United States|
|demetraslaw.com||Demetras Law||(775) 348-4600||Demetras Law, 230 E Liberty St, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|szotlaw.com||Law Office of Kevin J. Szotkowski||(775) 323-2230||Law Office of Kevin J. Szotkowski, 200 S Virginia St #800, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|renodebtandtaxes.com||Law Office of Scott N Tisevich, Esq||(775) 786-8926||Law Office of Scott N Tisevich, Esq, 1755 E Plumb Ln Ste 269, Reno, NV 89502, United States|
|renobankruptcylawyer.co||Reno Zero Down Bankruptcy Lawyers||(702) 842-0700||Reno Zero Down Bankruptcy Lawyers, 2204 Patton Dr, Reno, NV 89512, United States|
|kalickicollier.com||Kalicki Collier||(775) 204-0600||Kalicki Collier, 401 Ryland St # 200, Reno, NV 89502, United States|
|bklawreno.com||The Law Offices of William D. Cope, LLP||(775) 333-0838||The Law Offices of William D. Cope, LLP, 505 Ridge St, Reno, NV 89501, United States|
|myrenolawyer.com||Justice Law Center||(775) 333-1010||Justice Law Center, 1550 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502, United States|
|winterstreetlawgroup.com||Winter Street Law Group||(775) 786-5800||Winter Street Law Group, 96 Winter St, Reno, NV 89503, United States|
|macauleylawgroup.com||Macauley Law Group||(775) 323-1510||Macauley Law Group, 5470 Kietzke Ln #300, Reno, NV 89511, United States|
|Winnemucca Payday Loans|
|millerlawinc.us||Miller Law Inc||(775) 623-5000||Miller Law Inc, 115 W 5th St, Winnemucca, NV 89445, United States|