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California Financial Planning Exemptions

  • Retirement Accounts Exemption: Exempt only to the extent that the court determines the property sought to be applied to the satisfaction of a judgment is used for child, family, or spousal support.
  • Homestead Exemption:
  1. Individual: Seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) unless the judgment debtor or spouse of the judgment debtor who resides in the homestead.

  2. Lives with one family member who doesn't have interest in house: One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) if the judgment debtor or spouse of the judgment debtor who resides in the homestead is at the time of the attempted sale of the homestead a member of a family unit, and there is at least one member of the family unit who owns no interest in the homestead or whose only interest in the homestead is a community property interest with the judgment debtor.

  3. 65 and over or physically or mentally disabled: One hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($175,000) if the judgment debtor or spouse of the judgment debtor who resides in the homestead is at the time of the attempted sale of the homestead any of the following:

  • Life Insurance Exemption: $9,700 single / $19,400 married
  • Annuity (Non-IRA/ERISA) Cash Value Exemption: $9,700 single / $19,400 married

DISCLAIMER: These codes may not be the most current version. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.

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