Missouri Bankruptcy Law

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

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

Missouri Exemptions

$15,000
Homestead (consists of house and land used therewith)

$3,000 aggregate
Motor vehicles


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

Missouri Bankruptcy Courts

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

  • Missouri Eastern District
  • Missouri Western District

  • Missouri Filing Statistics

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

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 ST. LOUIS
    5455
    3562
    1890
    2012 JACKSON
    3497
    2283
    1214
    2012 ST. LOUIS CITY
    3092
    2127
    965
    2012 ST. CHARLES
    1865
    1307
    558

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

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

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    1911
    1365
    546
    2013 May
    2242
    1647
    595
    2013 April
    2393
    1812
    580
    2013 March
    2548
    1886
    661
    2013 February
    1690
    1196
    493
    2013 Janunary
    1674
    1139
    534


    You can see more data by visiting the Missouri 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.