Pre-b/r exemption planning—
(i)    be careful of this b/c courts may get pissed about it.  Ex.  In re Coplan—Debtors moved to FL to get a bigger homestead exemption.  Court found that exemption should be denied to the extent that the debtors achieved a benefit greater than their entitlement under previous home state law.
(ii)    some argue that you should be able to turn non-exempt prop into exempt prop b/c that is what exemptions are for.  You should be able to use them to the fullest extent.  Ex.  In re Reed—debtor allowed to sell non-exempt prop and put into home which is exempt prop.  Note that under the relevant TX statute, you could not have done the same thing by buying exempt personal prop.