Brevard, NC asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for North Carolina

Q: Is there a wildcard exemption outside of bankruptcy in NC? All of the Info I find involves claiming bankruptcy.

if someone's home is already protected by tenancy by the entirety, would that make them eligible to use the wildcard exemption because technically they did not use the homestead exemption? Thanks

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Yes, the "wildcard" exemption is available if the residence is protected by "tenancy by the entireties". It can be layered on top of the car exemption, tools of the trade exemption, etc. to protect excess value in those items or it can be used to protect a second vehicle, for example.

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