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how much cash can I keep in Chapter 7 california bankruptc

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how much cash can I keep in Chapter 7 california bankruptcy?
Over 34 years, I have assisted my clients with debt problems having filed more than 32000 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petitions.

What you are referring to is exemptions. That is what you can keep and not lose. And in California, you can keep any combination of cars with equity, and other personal property so long as the total of all of your personal property does not exceed $18,000. Likewise, you can keep the money, if under the exeption total in any account.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What do you mean by "exeption total"? I did not ask about property. I do not have much of that. I need to know how much money I can keep. Also, what does "in any account" mean? Does it mean that there is a limit for a particular account?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
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I wanted to know how much money I can keep in checking and savings accounts in California Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The original answer talked about property like cars and jewelry. I don't have much property. I need to know how much cash is exempt.
Please note that property does not only mean real estate as cash in the bank is property. And if you file BK, you are allowed to keep up to $18000 worth of property as that is what is known as your exemption And if you have cash, you can keep it in a checking or savings acount. The only thing you need to be concerned with is that the total of all your property, cash, furniture, clothing, does not esceed $18000.

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