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61-3505. Order of garnishment, other than earnings. This section shall apply if the garnishment is to attach intangible property other than earnings of the judgment debtor.

(a) The order of garnishment and the appropriate form for the garnishee's answer shall be served on the garnishee in the same manner as process is to be served pursuant to K.S.A. 61-3001 through 61-3006, and amendments thereto, except that the garnishee may be served by any means provided under K.S.A. 61-3001 through 61-3006, and amendments thereto, at the garnishee's business or office location and this shall be considered proper service. A copy of the answer form shall be served if the garnishment order is not served electronically. If the order is served prior to a judgment, the order shall also be served on the judgment debtor, if the judgment debtor can be found, except that the order shall not be served on the judgment debtor until after service has been made on the garnishee. Failure to serve the judgment debtor shall not relieve the garnishee from liability under the order.

(b) The order of garnishment shall have the effect of attaching:

(1) All intangible property, funds, credits or other indebtedness belonging to or owing the judgment debtor, other than earnings, which is in the possession or under the control of the garnishee, and all such credits and indebtedness due from the garnishee to the judgment debtor at the time of service of the order; and

(2) all such personal property coming into the possession or control of the garnishee and belonging to the judgment debtor, and all such credits and indebtedness becoming due to the judgment debtor between the time the order is served on the garnishee and the time the garnishee makes the answer of the garnishee. Where the garnishee is an executor or administrator of an estate in which the judgment debtor is or may become a legatee or distributee thereof, the order of garnishment shall have the effect of attaching and creating a first and prior lien upon any property or funds of such estate to which the judgment debtor is entitled upon distribution of the estate, and such garnishee shall be prohibited from paying over to the judgment debtor any of such property or funds until so ordered by the court from which the order of garnishment was issued.

(c) The garnishee, without prior agreement, may withhold and retain to defray the garnishee's costs, an administrative fee of $10 for each order of garnishment that attaches funds, credits or indebtedness. Such administrative fee shall be in addition to the amount required to be withheld under the order for garnishment, except that if the amount required to be withheld under the order for garnishment is greater than the amount of the funds, credits or indebtedness held by the garnishee, the fee shall be deducted from the amount withheld.

History: L. 2000, ch. 161, § 50; L. 2002, ch. 157, § 7; July 1.

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