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New York Bankruptcy - Courts & Lawyers in NY State

New York Bankruptcy - Courts & Lawyers in NY State

Filing bankruptcy in New York: Information on NY Bankruptcy Law

New York bankruptcy law does not recognize federal exemptions and therefore does not allow the use of federal exemptions in addition to, or as an alternative to, New York state exemptions. These state exemptions fall under a number of New York state statutes some of which are listed below:

Homestead: Property up to $50,000


Personal property: Items such as family pictures, books, clothing, household furniture, television and cooking utensils (among others) up to $5,000 (this includes tools of trade). Household pets and food for 60 days up to $450. Car up to $2,400. College tuition trust fund, health aids and security deposits.

Insurance: Life insurance, illness and disability.

Pension: Federal pensions, IRA, teacher, public retirement, state employee, village police, volunteer ambulance worker and volunteer firefighter benefits.

Public benefits: Social security, unemployment compensation, veterans, aid for disabled, blind aid, workers compensation and crime victims compensation.

Tools of trade: Up to $600.

Wages: Earned but unpaid wages up to 90 percent. U.S. or New York state armed forces up to 100 percent.

There are U.S Bankruptcy Courts in each of New York's four districts:

Northern District of New York

Albany Division
James T. Foley Courthouse
445 Broadway, Suite 330
Albany, NY 12207
Tel: (518)257-1661

Utica Division
Alexander Pirnie Federal Building
10 Broad Street, Room 230
Utica, NY 13501
Tel: (315)793-8101

Syracuse Division
James M. Hanley Federal Building
100 South Clinton Street, Room 315
P.O. Box 7008
Syracuse, NY 13261-7008
Tel: (315)295-1600

Southern District of New York

Manhattan Division
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
Tel: (212) 668-2870

Poughkeepsie Division
355 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3315
Tel: (845) 452-4200

White Plains Division
300 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601-4140
Tel: (914) 390-4060

Eastern District of New York

Brooklyn Division
Conrad B. Duberstein US Courthouse
271 Cadman Plaza East, Suite 1595
Brooklyn, NY 11201-1800
Tel: (347) 394-1700
Help Desk: (347) 394-1700 (press 6)

Central Islip Division
Alfonse M. D'Amato US Courthouse
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722
Tel: (631) 712-6200
Help Desk: (631) 712-6200 (press 6)

Western District of New York

Buffolo Division
Olympic Towers
300 Pearl St. Suite 250
Buffalo, NY 14202
Tel: (716) 362-3200

Rochester Division
1220 U.S. Courthouse
100 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Tel: (585) 613-4200

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