Q: In chapter 7 can one exempt his primary residence ?
A: First, you should consult with an attorney as questions of exemptions and assets often are very fact sensitive and can be complicated when it comes to all of a filing debtor's assets. Georgia, I believe, does not recognize the federal exemptions and therefore you would be limited to state law exemptions which MAY allow you to protect up to a certain amount of equity in the property. There are significant requirements to be able to claim this protection so, as I stated, the best route is to immediate review with an experienced attorney.
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