2018 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 13 - Courts and Court Procedure
Judgments and Executions
Article 54 - Property and Earnings Exempt
§ 13-54-101. Definitions

  • As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
  • (1) "Debtor" means a person whose property or earnings are subject to attachment, execution, or garnishment.

  • (2) "Dependent" means a person who receives more than one-half of his support from the debtor.

  • (2.5) "Disabled debtor", "disabled spouse", or "disabled dependent" means a debtor, spouse, or dependent who has a physical or mental impairment that is disabling and that, because of other factors such as age, training, experience, or social setting, substantially precludes the debtor, spouse, or dependent from engaging in a useful occupation as a homemaker, a wage-earner, or a self-employed person in any employment that exists in the community for which he or she has competence.

  • (3) Repealed.

  • (3.5) "Elderly debtor", "elderly spouse", or "elderly dependent" means a debtor, spouse, or dependent who is sixty years of age or older.

  • (4) "Household goods" means, by way of illustration, household furniture, furnishings, dishes, utensils, cutlery, tableware, napery, pictures, prints, appliances, stoves, microwave ovens, beds and bedding, freezers, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, exercise equipment, musical instruments, bicycles, sewing machines, toys, and home electronics, including but not limited to cameras, television sets, radios, stereos, computers, facsimile machines, telephones, and other audio and video equipment.

  • (5) "Value" means the fair market value of any property less the amount of any lien thereon valid as between the owner of the property and the holder of any such lien.

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