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Keeping Jewelry in Bankruptcy in Oregon under Federal Exemptions

  Until recently Oregon single bankruptcy filers with more than $800 worth of jewelry were at risk of losing anything in excess of $800 to the Chapter 7 Trustee. Though this amount was doubled for married filers, the exemptions did not provide much in the way of protection for families holding bracelets or necklaces handed [...]


Federal Exemptions Come to Oregon

Oregon consumers have traditionally been at a severe disadvantage in bankruptcy compared to consumers in Washington due to Oregon's failure to allow its consumers to claim the federal exemptions to protect their property in bankruptcy. Ever since I started practicing bankruptcy thirteen years ago, I have had to watch as my Washington clients kept all [...]