The amount of equity you can have in a home and still file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Utah depends on various factors, including the Utah bankruptcy exemption laws, the current value of your home, the amount owed on your mortgage, and any other liens or debts secured by the property.
In Utah, there are bankruptcy exemptions that allow you to protect certain assets, including your home, up to a certain value. As of the last update, Utah’s homestead exemption allows you to exempt up to $50,800 in equity in your primary residence (or $101,600 for joint filers). If the equity in your home is within the exemption limits, you may be able to keep your home while filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
However, if the equity in your home exceeds the exemption limits, the bankruptcy trustee may sell your home to pay off your creditors. In such cases, it’s essential to consult with a bankruptcy attorney in Utah who can provide specific guidance based on your individual circumstances and help you understand how much equity you can have in your home while still being eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.