Wyoming State Exemption List

Only State Exemptions Allowed

In the state of Wyoming, you can not choose the federal bankruptcy list and must use the State or Wyoming Bankruptcy Exemption List. There may be certain federal supplemental exemptions you can use too. All exemptions should be discussed with your Wyoming Bankruptcy Attorney.

Wyoming has created bankruptcy exemptions to allow you to maintain enough public benefits, wages, personal property and insurance to start over after filing bankruptcy in Wyoming. There may be certain residency requirements to use the State of Wyoming Bankruptcy Exemption List.

The following table will outline the Wyoming Bankruptcy Exemptions. Some of your property or assets may not have a matching exemption.

Exemptions Exemption Amount Statutes
Homestead

Real property you occupy to $10,000 or house trailer you occupy to $6000 (joint owners may double)

Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption

Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse
1-20-101, 1-20-102,1-20-104
1-20-103
In re Anselmi, 52 B.R. 479
(D. Wyoming 1985)
Insurance

Annuity contract proceeds to $350 per month

Disability benefits if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay creditors

Fraternal benefit society benefits

Group life or disability policy or proceeds

Life insurance proceeds held by insurer, if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary’s creditors
26-15-132
26-15-130
26-29-218
26-15-131
26-15-133
Public Benefits

General assistance

Crime victims’ compensation

Unemployment compensation

Workers’ compensation
42-2-113
1-40-113
27-3-319
27-14-702
Tools of Trade Library & implements of professional to $2000 or tools, motor vehicle, implements, team & stock in trade to $2000  1-20-106(b)
Miscellaneous Liquor licenses & malt beverage permits 12-4-604
Pensions

Criminal investigators, highway officers

Firefighters, police officers (only payments being received)

Game & fish wardens

Private or public retirement funds and accounts

Public employees
9-3-620
15-5-209
9-3-620
1-20-110
9-3-426
Personal Property

Bedding, furniture, household articles & food to $2000 per person in the home

Bible, schoolbooks & pictures

Burial plot

Clothing & wedding rings needed, up to $1000

Funeral contracts, pre-paid

Motor vehicle to $2000
1-20-106(a) (iii)
1-20-106(a) (I)
1-20-106(a) (ii), 35-8-104
1-20-105
26-32-102
1-20-106(a) (iv)
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