California Exemptions 704.010 et seq.

704.010.  (a) Any combination of the following is exempt in the
amount of two thousand three hundred dollars ($2,300):
   (1) The aggregate equity in motor vehicles.
   (2) The proceeds of an execution sale of a motor vehicle.
   (3) The proceeds of insurance or other indemnification for the
loss, damage, or destruction of a motor vehicle.
   (b) Proceeds exempt under subdivision (a) are exempt for a period
of 90 days after the time the proceeds are actually received by the
judgment debtor.
   (c) For the purpose of determining the equity, the fair market
value of a motor vehicle shall be determined by reference to used car
price guides customarily used by California automobile dealers
unless the motor vehicle is not listed in such price guides.
   (d) If the judgment debtor has only one motor vehicle and it is
sold at an execution sale, the proceeds of the execution sale are
exempt in the amount of two thousand three hundred dollars ($2,300)
without making a claim. The levying officer shall consult and may
rely upon the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles in
determining whether the judgment debtor has only one motor vehicle.
In the case covered by this subdivision, the exemption provided by
subdivision (a) is not available.

704.020.  (a) Household furnishings, appliances, provisions, wearing
apparel, and other personal effects are exempt in the following
cases:
   (1) If ordinarily and reasonably necessary to, and personally used
or procured for use by, the judgment debtor and members of the
judgment debtor's family at the judgment debtor's principal place of
residence.
   (2) Where the judgment debtor and the judgment debtor's spouse
live separate and apart, if ordinarily and reasonably necessary to,
and personally used or procured for use by, the spouse and members of
the spouse's family at the spouse's principal place of residence.
   (b) In determining whether an item of property is "ordinarily and
reasonably necessary" under subdivision (a), the court shall take
into account both of the following:
   (1) The extent to which the particular type of item is ordinarily
found in a household.
   (2) Whether the particular item has extraordinary value as
compared to the value of items of the same type found in other
households.
   (c) If an item of property for which an exemption is claimed
pursuant to this section is an item of the type ordinarily found in a
household but is determined not to be exempt because the item has
extraordinary value as compared to the value of items of the same
type found in other households, the proceeds obtained at an execution
sale of the item are exempt in the amount determined by the court to
be a reasonable amount sufficient to purchase a replacement of
ordinary value if the court determines that a replacement is
reasonably necessary. Proceeds exempt under this subdivision are
exempt for a period of 90 days after the proceeds are actually
received by the judgment debtor.

704.030.  Material that in good faith is about to be applied to the
repair or improvement of a residence is exempt if the equity in the
material does not exceed two thousand four hundred twenty-five
dollars ($2,425) in the following cases:
   (a) If purchased in good faith for use in the repair or
improvement of the judgment debtor's principal place of residence.
   (b) Where the judgment debtor and the judgment debtor's spouse
live separate and apart, if purchased in good faith for use in the
repair or improvement of the spouse's principal place of residence.

704.040.  Jewelry, heirlooms, and works of art are exempt to the
extent that the aggregate equity therein does not exceed six thousand
seventy-five dollars ($6,075).

704.050.  Health aids reasonably necessary to enable the judgment
debtor or the spouse or a dependent of the judgment debtor to work or
sustain health, and prosthetic and orthopedic appliances, are
exempt.

704.060.  (a) Tools, implements, instruments, materials, uniforms,
furnishings, books, equipment, one commercial motor vehicle, one
vessel, and other personal property are exempt to the extent that the
aggregate equity therein does not exceed:
   (1) Six thousand seventy-five dollars $6,075), if reasonably
necessary to and actually used by the judgment debtor in the exercise
of the trade, business, or profession by which the judgment debtor
earns a livelihood.
   (2) Six thousand seventy-five dollars ($6,075), if reasonably
necessary to and actually used by the spouse of the judgment debtor
in the exercise of the trade, business, or profession by which the
spouse earns a livelihood.
   (3) Twice the amount of the exemption provided in paragraph (1),
if reasonably necessary to and actually used by the judgment debtor
and by the spouse of the judgment debtor in the exercise of the same
trade, business, or profession by which both earn a livelihood. In
the case covered by this paragraph, the exemptions provided in
paragraphs (1) and (2) are not available.
   (b) If property described in subdivision (a) is sold at an
execution sale, or if it has been lost, damaged, or destroyed, the
proceeds of the execution sale or of insurance or other
indemnification are exempt for a period of 90 days after the proceeds
are actually received by the judgment debtor or the judgment debtor'
s spouse. The amount exempt under this subdivision is the amount
specified in subdivision (a) that applies to the particular case less
the aggregate equity of any other property to which the exemption
provided by subdivision (a) for the particular case has been applied.
   (c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a motor vehicle is not exempt
under subdivision (a) if there is a motor vehicle exempt under
Section 704.010 which is reasonably adequate for use in the trade,
business, or profession for which the exemption is claimed under this
section.
   (d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b):
   (1) The amount of the exemption for a commercial motor vehicle
under paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (a) is limited to four
thousand eight hundred fifty dollars ($4,850).
   (2) The amount of the exemption for a commercial motor vehicle
under paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) is limited to twice the amount
of the exemption provided in paragraph (1) of this subdivision.


704.115.  (a) As used in this section, "private retirement plan"
means:
   (1) Private retirement plans, including, but not limited to, union
retirement plans.
   (2) Profit-sharing plans designed and used for retirement
purposes.
   (3) Self-employed retirement plans and individual retirement
annuities or accounts provided for in the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended, including individual retirement accounts qualified
under Section 408 or 408A of that code, to the extent the amounts
held in the plans, annuities, or accounts do not exceed the maximum
amounts exempt from federal income taxation under that code.
   (b) All amounts held, controlled, or in process of distribution by
a private retirement plan, for the payment of benefits as an
annuity, pension, retirement allowance, disability payment, or death
benefit from a private retirement plan are exempt.
   (c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), where an amount described in
subdivision (b) becomes payable to a person and is sought to be
applied to the satisfaction of a judgment for child, family, or
spousal support against that person:
   (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amount is exempt only
to the extent that the court determines under subdivision (c) of
Section 703.070.
   (2) If the amount sought to be applied to the satisfaction of the
judgment is payable periodically, the amount payable is subject to an
earnings assignment order for support as defined in Section 706.011
or any other applicable enforcement procedure, but the amount to be
withheld pursuant to the assignment order or other procedure shall
not exceed the amount permitted to be withheld on an earnings
withholding order for support under Section 706.052.
   (d) After payment, the amounts described in subdivision (b) and
all contributions and interest thereon returned to any member of a
private retirement plan are exempt.
   (e) Notwithstanding subdivisions (b) and (d), except as provided
in subdivision (f), the amounts described in paragraph (3) of
subdivision (a) are exempt only to the extent necessary to provide
for the support of the judgment debtor when the judgment debtor
retires and for the support of the spouse and dependents of the
judgment debtor, taking into account all resources that are likely to
be available for the support of the judgment debtor when the
judgment debtor retires. In determining the amount to be exempt under
this subdivision, the court shall allow the judgment debtor such
additional amount as is necessary to pay any federal and state income
taxes payable as a result of the applying of an amount described in
paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) to the satisfaction of the money
judgment.
   (f) Where the amounts described in paragraph (3) of subdivision
(a) are payable periodically, the amount of the periodic payment that
may be applied to the satisfaction of a money judgment is the amount
that may be withheld from a like amount of earnings under Chapter 5
(commencing with Section 706.010) (Wage Garnishment Law). To the
extent a lump-sum distribution from an individual retirement account
is treated differently from a periodic distribution under this
subdivision, any lump-sum distribution from an account qualified
under Section 408A of the Internal Revenue Code shall be treated the
same as a lump-sum distribution from an account qualified under
Section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code for purposes of determining
whether any of that payment may be applied to the satisfaction of a
money judgment.

Disclaimer: Major exemptions only provided. These statutes may not be current.