In addition to any exemption of personal property, an individual debtor’s aggregate interest, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) in value, in real or personal property that such debtor or a dependent of such debtor uses as a permanent residence in this state, or in a burial plot for such debtor or a dependent of such debtor is exempt from sale under execution, attachment or judgment, except to foreclose a mortgage given by the owner of a homestead or for purchase money due thereon. This exemption shall not apply if the debt or liability existed prior to the purchase of the property or the erection of the improvements thereon.
Effective: April 9, 1980

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 427.060

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Owner: when applied to any animal, means any person having a property interest in such animal. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

History: Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 236, sec. 4, effective April 9, 1980. — Recodified
1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1702.