Nebraska Bankruptcy Law

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

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

Nebraska Exemptions

$60,000 (160 acres or 2 lots if in city)
Homestead of resident debtor (either head of family or 65 years or older)


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

Nebraska Bankruptcy Courts

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

  • Nebraska District

  • Nebraska Filing Statistics

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

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 DOUGLAS
    1893
    1181
    712
    2012 LANCASTER
    960
    686
    274
    2012 SARPY
    578
    357
    221
    2012 HALL
    184
    155
    29

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

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

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    434
    288
    146
    2013 May
    463
    321
    142
    2013 April
    517
    381
    136
    2013 March
    525
    379
    146
    2013 February
    399
    287
    111
    2013 Janunary
    368
    237
    131


    You can see more data by visiting the Nebraska 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.