homestead exemption

Definition of "homestead exemption"
  1. A provision that protects part or all of a primary residence's value from creditors during a bankruptcy proceeding, varying by state
How to use "homestead exemption" in a sentence
  1. The law in Ohio allows a homestead exemption, which enabled John to keep his house, despite his bankruptcy.
  2. Because California has a very generous homestead exemption, Jane was able to protect the equity in her home from her creditors after filing bankruptcy.
  3. The couple was relieved to learn about the homestead exemption, so they could keep their property during their financial troubles.

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