The general assembly shall pass liberal homestead and exemption laws. Section 1 requires “liberal homestead and exemption laws.” The original purpose of homestead exemptions was to place property out of the reach of creditors while occupied as a home.1572 The exemption extends beyond conventional ownership. Any equitable title, lease for a term of years, or any other title that can be the subject of levy and sale by creditors is included in the homestead exemption.1573 The protection terminates when the surviving family head dies and minor children attain their...
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