Are 401K's, IRA's, and Stocks exempt from bankruptcy liquidation? 11 Answers as of July 07, 2017

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Money in tax exempt retirement, like a 401(k) or an IRA are exempt from bankruptcy liquidation. Stocks (unless they are in a tax exempt plan) are not exempt from liquidation.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 7/7/2017
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Yes, up to a certain amount.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/5/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Any qualified retirement accounts are protected under Nevada state exemption laws, up to a value of $500.000. As to shares of stock, if there are fewer than 100 shareholders, the stock in a corporation, but not in an LLC, can also be protected.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/5/2017
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Stock is not exempt.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/5/2017
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
Retirement accounts are usually exempt up to certain limits. Stocks outside of retirement accounts are not exempt and would have to be exempted separately to the extent possible, perhaps using California's wild card provision.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/4/2017
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