Pre-b/r exemption planning—
(i) be careful of this b/c courts may get pissed about it. Ex. In re Coplan—Debtors moved to FL to get a bigger homestead exemption. Court found that exemption should be denied to the extent that the debtors achieved a benefit greater than their entitlement under previous home state law.
(ii) some argue that you should be able to turn non-exempt prop into exempt prop b/c that is what exemptions are for. You should be able to use them to the fullest extent. Ex. In re Reed—debtor allowed to sell non-exempt prop and put into home which is exempt prop. Note that under the relevant TX statute, you could not have done the same thing by buying exempt personal prop.
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