Event Details

SB 1099 California Exemptions Amendments Effective January 2023

This program is being rescheduled into the new year, date TBD.

On September 28th, California Senate Bill 1099, which significantly changed the exemptions available to California residents, was signed by Governor Newsom. The panelists will discuss these new exemption changes as well as other California exemption changes made in the past few years. In addition, the panel will discuss California consumer legislation affecting debtors and their rights.

All attorneys practicing in California or who may have clients who may be eligible for California exemptions should attend.  
Highlights of SB 1099 that will be discussed include:

"Ride through" option restored for vehicles (no more repos for failure to reaffirm).
Homes protected from trustees selling them due to post-petition appreciation where had been fully protected by the homestead exemption on the petition date. Such appreciation will also be exempt.
Spouses living separate or apart from a non-filing spouse will no longer require a waiver from the non-filing spouse to utilize our alternate set of exemptions (which are usually more favorable for non-homeowners).
Increases the motor vehicle exemption to $7,500 for both sets of exemptions.
Creates new exemption fully exempting vehicles converted for use by a disabled debtor, spouse or dependent.
Creates new exemption for up to an aggregate amount up to $7,500 for accrued or unused vacation pay, sick leave, family leave or wages.
Creates new exemption for payments from settlement agreements arising from debtor's employment (e.g. workplace harassment).
Creates new exemption for alimony, maintenance and support which was not previously included in the set of exemptions which includes the homestead exemption.


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Michael C. Fallon
Law Office of Michael C. Fallon

Michael Fallon has been involved in several thousand bankruptcies during his 43 years of practice before the bankruptcy court representing debtors, creditors and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy. Michael Fallon has been certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in bankruptcy. An adjunct professor at Empire College School of Law where he teaches bankruptcy, Michael is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). Michael is currently the section chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Sonoma Bar Association.

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Jenny Doling
J. Doling Law, PC

Jenny L. Doling has been licensed to practice law in California and Nevada for over two decades, and she focuses solely on bankruptcy law and debt relief. Jenny has successfully handled numerous appeals wherein her work has resulted in the appellate court overturning the rulings of the lower courts.
She was awarded the National Distinguished Services Award by NACBA and the Legislative Advocacy Award for her legislative work in protecting consumers and homeowners in California.

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Cathy Moran
Moran Law Group

Northern California bankruptcy lawyer Cathy Moran is a 40+ year veteran of bankruptcy practice in the Silicon Valley. She is known for her energetic and imaginative representation of clients and for her command of bankruptcy law.
Cathy is certified as a bankruptcy specialist by the California State Bar and nationally recognized for her skill and insight about consumer bankruptcy law.
She shares her skills with newer bankruptcy lawyers at BankruptcyMastery.com and with the public here and at BankruptcySoapbox.com.
Family law, tax, and small business issues as they appear in bankruptcy are areas of particular interest.
A graduate of Stanford University and University of California Hastings College of Law, Cathy has headed her own law firm since she passed the bar in 1978.
Over the course of her career, she has represented debtors in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 as well as trustees, creditors and creditors committees.
Cathy is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney (NACBA) where she was recognized in 2017 for long term service to the organization. She was first named a Bankruptcy Super Lawyer in 2007, and in each year since. She also serves on the board of the NACTT Academy.

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