Friday, December 20, 2013

If I file Bankruptcy in Atlanta Will I Be Allowed To Keep My Retirement Savings?

Georgia bankruptcy court wants you to have savings for your retirement. So the good news is your 401(k) is a protected asset. The money in that account cannot be targeted through the bankruptcy process. So no matter how much money you have in your 401(k), creditors cannot request any money from it to pay what you owe. Student loan creditors are also prevented from taking money from your 401(k).

One thing to keep in mind with 401(k) retirement accounts and bankruptcy is your money is only considered a "protected asset" if it stays in your 401(k). If you move any funds to your regular checking or savings account that money becomes an "unprotected asset." Unprotected assets can be lost during bankruptcy.

If you feel you really need to move funds from your retirement account, consult the bankruptcy attorneys at King and King. We offer a free consultation and can provide you with all the information you need to make the most informed decision. Call us at 404-524-6400 or visit us at for more information.