Florida Bankruptcy Law

Considering filing bankruptcy in Florida? You need to understand Florida bankruptcy law and exemptions.

As on overview we have listed some of the main exemptions, links to the federal courts serving Florida, and some filing statistics for Florida.

Florida Exemptions

160 acres of contiguous land and improvements if located outside municipality or 1/2 acre of contiguous land and improvements in municipality used as residence by owner or his family
Homestead of any person (may be recorded by written statement with Circuit Court)

100%
Dwelling house, mobile home used as residence, or modular home, owned and occupied by debtor on the land of another

$1,000
One motor vehicle


This is just and overview and there is a detailed list of the Florida Bankruptcy Exemptions.

Florida Bankruptcy Courts

If you need more information about the Florida Federal Bankruptcy Courts you can click on the link for your district.

  • Florida Northern District
  • Florida Middle District
  • Florida Southern District

  • Florida Filing Statistics

    Here are the counties in Florida with the highest amount of bankruptcy filings.

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 MIAMI-DADE
    15058
    10979
    4072
    2012 BROWARD
    8694
    5728
    2956
    2012 ORANGE
    6203
    4759
    1439
    2012 HILLSBOROUGH
    4915
    3374
    1529

    You can see the information for all counties by visiting the Florida Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings by county page.

    Here are the most recently available statistics for monthly bankruptcy filings in Florida.

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    5972
    4176
    1786
    2013 May
    6767
    4712
    2041
    2013 April
    6980
    5003
    1962
    2013 March
    6654
    4825
    1817
    2013 February
    5695
    3934
    1744
    2013 Janunary
    5828
    4064
    1748


    You can see more data by visiting the Florida Personal Bankruptcy Filing Statistics page.

    If you have question about filing bankruptcy please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or schedule a free consultation with a local attorney.