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Idaho Exemptions & Debtor's Exam Process

Bankruptcy attorney Matt Christensen explains debtor's exams and how they happen in Idaho State Courts. He also covers a list of exemptions that would apply to the collection of those judgments here in Idaho.

Below is a transcript of the video, formatted for readability. 

Hi, my name is Matt Christensen. I am a partner here at Johnson May. Today I am discussing debtor's exams, how those happen in state courts in the state of Idaho, and then exemptions that would apply to the collection of those judgments.

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