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Can a person who can be considered Head of Household have the only car used for income garnished or taken away?

Hawthorne, FL |

My wife is the sole provider and we have only one car. We are worried that although we can file exemption for Head of Household, the personal exemption might not be enough to protect the car.

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If you cannot cover all relevant assets with the exemptions provided, then, yes, the car can be taken to try to satisfy the lien. FL only exempts $1,000 in vehicle value. The Head of Household exemption only refers to income, not personal property.

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