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If they go by my estimation, my car is probably worth about $800.
Who determines the value of the items they seize?
What does #6 - The provisions for the debtor and his family necessary for one year's supply, either provided or growing, or both, and fuel necessary for one year - mean?
Thank you for the information.
So I can choose $5000 worth of property to be kept exempt, other than the vehicle, how do I prove the value of what I am keeping?
Do I make a list of Items and values that I am keeping?
My boyfriend and I have lived together for over 4 years, most of the personal property in the house is his. I have some furniture and personal items, but most of the items of any value are his (electronics, etc). I don't know that it would be possible to move all of his stuff to one room or out of the house.
The house is my primary home, I don't have anywhere else to live, so if they don't receive sufficient money for my belongings, they will put a lein on the house? What does a lein do?
Are they able to take appliances from the home?
When they make the seizure, do they just come in and start boxing stuff up and moving it out? what really happens?
Thank you for your information. You have been very helpful. I have just one more question...I hope...
SD state law says
43-31-1. Homestead exempt from judicial sale, judgment lien, and mesne or final process--Mobile home exemption--Senior citizen's homestead exemption from tax sale limited. The homestead of every family, resident in this state, as hereinafter defined, so long as it continues to possess the character of a homestead is exempt from judicial sale, from judgment lien, and from all mesne or final process from any court, to the extent and as provided by statute. However, a creditor or lien holder of a mobile home classified as a homestead under § 43-31-2 prior to January 1, 1973, may not be cut off and is not subject to a homestead exemption. In addition, a homestead with a value of less than one hundred seventy thousand dollars of a person seventy years of age or older, and the unremarried surviving spouse of such person, is exempt from sale for taxes for so long as it continues to possess the character of a homestead.
Does that mean I don't have to file for homestead protection? Or does it apply to what I am looking for?
When I called the clerk of courts and county register of deeds, they had no idea what a Homestead Exemption is.
Thank you for clarifying. I wanted to make sure I was not misunderstanding the law.
Thank you for all the information you have provided!
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