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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 38. Alaska Exemptions Act
- Section 70. Limitation On Enforcement of Certain Security Interests in Exempt Goods.
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AS 09.38.070. Limitation On Enforcement of Certain Security Interests in Exempt Goods.
- (a) This section applies to a security interest, except a purchase-money security interest, or a security interest in a
motor vehicle, in an item of goods (1) possessed by an individual, (2) being used by that individual or a dependent,
and (3) exempt under AS 09.38.020(a) - (d).
- (b) Unless the individual, after receiving written notice of the individual's rights under this section, voluntarily
surrenders to the secured creditor possession of an item of goods to which this section applies, the creditor may not
take possession of the item or otherwise enforce the security interest according to its terms without an order or
process of court.
- (c) The court may order or authorize process respecting any item of goods to which this section applies only after a
hearing, upon notice to the individual of the hearing and of the individual's rights at it. The notice shall be as
directed by the court. The order or authorization may prescribe appropriate conditions as to payments upon the debt
secured or otherwise. The court may not order or authorize process respecting the item if it finds upon the hearing
both that the individual lacks the means to pay all or part of the debt secured and that continued possession or use of
the item is necessary to avoid undue hardship for the individual or a dependent.
- (d) The court, upon application of the creditor or the individual and notice to the other and after a hearing and finding
of changed circumstances, may vacate or modify an order or authorization under this section.
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