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Assets Exemption State Statutes
Homestead Real property you occupy to $20,000. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-101
Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-102
Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-104 
Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim homestead exemption. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-103 
Tenancy by Entirety Property held as tenancy by the entirety may be exempt against debts owed by only one spouse. In re Anselmi, 52 B.R. 479 (D.Wy. 1985); In re Wenadnde, 107 B.R. 770 (Bankr. D. Wyo 1989)
Insurance Annuity contract proceeds to $350 per month. Wyo. Stat. § 26-15-132
Disability benefits if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary’s creditors. Wyo. Stat. § 26-15-130
Fraternal benefit society benefits. Wyo. Stat. § 26-29-218
Group life or disability policy or proceeds, cash surrender & loan values, premiums waived, and dividends. Wyo. Stat. § 26-15-131
Life insurance proceeds held by insurer, if clause prohibits proceeds from being used to pay beneficiary’s creditors. Wyo. Stat. § 26-15-133
Misc. Liquor licenses & malt beverage permits. Wyo. Stat. § 12-4-604
Pensions & Retirement Savings Criminal investigators, highway officers. Wyo. Stat. § 9-3-620
Firefighters’ death benefits. Wyo. Stat. § 15-5-209
Game & fish wardens. Wyo. Stat. § 9-3-620
Police officers. Wyo. Stat. § 15-5-313 (c)
Private or public retirement funds & accounts, including IRAs. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-110
Public employees. Wyo. Stat. § 9-3-426
 Personal Property Bedding, furniture, household articles, & food to $4,000 per person in the home. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106 (a)(iii)
Bible, schoolbooks, & pictures. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106 (a)(i)
Burial plot. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106 (a)(ii)
Clothing & wedding rings to $2,000. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-105
Medical savings account contributions. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-111
Motor vehicle to $5,000. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106 (a)(iv)
Prepaid funeral contracts. Wyo. Stat. § 26-32-102
Public Benefit Crime victims’ compensation. Wyo. Stat. § 1-40-113
General assistance. Wyo. Stat. § 42-2-113 (b)
Unemployment compensation. Wyo. Stat. § 27-3-319
Workers’ compensation. Wyo. Stat. § 27-14-702
Tools of Your Trade Library & implements of profession to $4,000 or tools, motor vehicle, implements, team & stock in trade to $4,000. Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106 (b)
Wages Earnings of National Guard members. Wyo. Stat. § 19-9-401
75% of disposable weekly earnings or 30 times the federal hourly minimum wage, whichever is more.
Wyo. Stat. § 1-15-511
Wages of inmates in adult community corrections program. Wyo. Stat. § 7-18-114
Wages of inmates in correctional industries program. Wyo. Stat. § 25-13-107
Wildcard None listed.

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