Expert Insights: How Can I Protect My Home From Creditors?

Check with your state. It may provide special protection through the filing of a homestead exemption, which exempts some or all of the value of your equity in the homestead—or home that you live in and the land on which it sits—from claims of unsecured creditors.

Whether to file a homestead exemption will depend on your situation. Contact your county recorder’s office for details.

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