In Missouri, the homestead exemption limit is $15,000. Household goods are limited to $3,000. Vehicles are exempt up to $3,000, but unlike in Kansas, that limit can be applied across multiple vehicles. (Although most people do not own multiple vehicles whose combined value is less than $3,000.) Missouri divides it's jewelry exemption between a $1,500 wedding ring exemption and a $500 general jewelry exemption.
While Kansas' exemption limits are generally higher, Missouri has three exemptions Kansas does not that can potentially be applied to any property. The first is a traditional "wildcard" exemption. A wildcard exemption can be applied to any property and Missouri's is limited to $600. Mo. Rev. Stat. 513.430.1(3).
The second exemption Missouri has that Kansas does not is a "head of household" exemption that varies depending on the household size. The exemption is $1,250 for the head of the household and $350 for each dependent child. An individual with no dependent children cannot claim this exemption. This exemption may be applied to any property. Mo. Rev. Stat. 513.440.
The third exemption Missouri has that Kansas does not is the "Tenency by the Entirety" or TBE exemption. This exemption may only be claimed by a married person filing an individual bankruptcy and only applies to individual debts rather than debts jointly owed with the filer's spouse. The exemption says that any property owned as TBE cannot be taken by a creditor of only one spouse. There are four requirements for property to be owned as TBE: (1) the joint tenants must have one and the same interest (unity of interest); (2) the interests must accrue by one and the same conveyance (unity of title); (3) the interests must commence at one and the same time (unity of time); and (4) the property must be held by one and the same undivided possession (unity of possession). Matter of Robinson, 791 S.W.2d 844, 848 (Mo.App. E.D. 1990). The TBE exemption does not have a value limit and can be applied to any property.