§ 427.005 Definitions
§ 427.010 Exempt personal property, health savings funds, and disposable earnings of individual debtors
§ 427.020 Appraisement of defendant’s property — Selection by defendant
§ 427.030 Debtor’s tools exempt
§ 427.040 Professional libraries and vehicle exempt
§ 427.045 Exemptions not applicable to claims for child support
§ 427.050 Out-of-state law applicable when wages earned and payable out-of-state — Exceptions
§ 427.060 Homestead and burial plot exemptions — Exceptions
§ 427.070 Right of spouse and children to homestead
§ 427.080 Valuation and allotment of homestead exemption
§ 427.090 Payment of money in lieu of homestead exemption
§ 427.100 Waiver of homestead exemption — Continuance after death
§ 427.110 Insurance benefits — Exemptions
§ 427.125 Police and firefighters’ pension fund in cities of fourth class — Exempt from process in some cases
§ 427.130 Salaries of public officials and employees and sums due from governmental agencies are subject to attachment or garnishment — Service of process
§ 427.140 Employee may not be discharged for garnishment for one (1) indebtedness
§ 427.150 Property totally or partially exempt
§ 427.160 Additional general exemption
§ 427.170 Federal bankruptcy code exemptions applicable in Kentucky
§ 427.180 Grain storage receipt or scale ticket as prima facie claim of right to possession
§ 427.990 Penalty

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 427

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • City: includes town. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Company: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • disposable earnings: means that part of the earnings of any individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amounts required by law to be withheld. See Kentucky Statutes 427.005
  • Dower: A widow
  • earnings: means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise, and includes periodic payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program. See Kentucky Statutes 427.005
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • garnishment: means any legal or equitable procedure through which the earnings of any individual are required to be withheld for payment of any debt. See Kentucky Statutes 427.005
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Livestock: means cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, alpacas, llamas, buffaloes, or any other animals of the bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, equine, or camelid species. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • real estate: includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein, other than a chattel interest. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010