Ohio Bankruptcy Law

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

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

Ohio Exemptions

$132,900
One parcel or item of real or personal property used as residence by debtor or a dependent of the debtor

$3,450
1 motor vehicle


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

Ohio Bankruptcy Courts

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

  • Ohio Northern District
  • Ohio Southern District

  • Ohio Filing Statistics

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

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 CUYAHOGA
    6807
    5350
    1454
    2012 FRANKLIN
    5651
    3706
    1944
    2012 HAMILTON
    3673
    2549
    1124
    2012 SUMMIT
    2696
    2087
    609

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

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

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    4782
    3394
    1387
    2013 May
    4722
    3614
    1105
    2013 April
    4624
    3683
    940
    2013 March
    4612
    3753
    858
    2013 February
    3436
    2600
    836
    2013 Janunary
    3167
    2254
    912


    You can see more data by visiting the Ohio 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.