Nebraska Laws on Wage Garnishments, Statute of Limitations on Debt and Bankruptcy Property Exemptions

WAGE GARNISHMENT EXEMPTION: 75% of disposable earnings (85% if head of household) OR 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage, whichever is greater

MAXIMUM INTEREST RATE: 

Legal: 12% or contract rate
Judgment: 1% above bond equivalent yield as published by U.S. Treasury

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON ENFORCEMENT:

Open Contract (credit card):  4 years
Written Contract:  5 years
Domestic Judgment: 5 years (renewable)
Foreign Judgment: 5 years

BAD CHECK LAW DAMAGES:  Amount of check, collection costs and protest fees

NEBRASKA BANKRUPTCY PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS (Revised Statutes of Nebraska):

Cannot use federal exemptions, but can claim the federal non-bankruptcy exemptions

The State of Nebraska has exempted the property and income below from seizure by the bankruptcy court to pay creditors:

Real Property:  Real property used as residence up to $12,500, but cannot exceed two lots in city or town, and 160 acres elsewhere (sale proceeds exempt for six months after sale) [40-101, 40-111 and 40-113]
Personal Property:  Any personal property up to $2,500 in lieu of real estate exemption (except wages) [25-1552]; furniture, computers, utensils, books and musical instruments up to $1,500 [25-1556]; clothing, amount needed [25-1556]; personal possessions, unlimited amount [25-1556]; enough food and fuel to last six months [25-1556]; health aids, unlimited amount [25-1556]; burial plot, crypt, lot, tomb, vault, unlimited amount [12-517 and 12-605]; equipment and tools needed for work up to $2,400 [25-1556]; perpetual care funds, unlimited amount [12-511]; personal injury recoveries, unlimited amount [25-1563.02]

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Insurance / Annuities:  Life insurance or annuity contract proceeds up to $10,000 [44-371]; fraternal society benefits up to $10,000 [44-1089]
Pensions / Retirement Plans:  County employees, unlimited amount [23-2322]; state employees, unlimited amount [84-1324]; school employees, unlimited amount [79-948]; retirement benefits, amount needed for support [25-1563.01];  military disability benefits up to $2,000 [25-1559]
Public Benefits / Entitlements:  Aid to aged, blind, disabled and families with dependent children, unlimited amount [68-1013]; workers compensation, unlimited amount [48-149]; unemployment compensation, unlimited amount [48-647]
Wages:  Earned but unpaid wages or pension payments as follows:  85% if head of family, 75% all others [25-1558]
Miscellaneous:  Business partnership property [67-325]