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2016 Statute


61-3511. Same; reply; notification and hearing; burden of proof. (a) No later than 14 days after the garnishee makes the answer and sends it to the judgment creditor and judgment debtor, the judgment creditor or judgment debtor, or both, may file a reply disputing any statement in the answer of the garnishee. A copy of the reply shall be sent by the party filing same to the other party, to any other judgment creditors affected and to the garnishee. The party filing the reply shall notify the court and schedule a hearing on the reply to be held within 30 days after filing of the reply.

(b) At the hearing, the court shall determine and rule on all issues related to the reply. The burden of proof shall be upon the party filing the reply to disprove the statements of the answer, except that the garnishee shall have the burden of proving offsets or indebtedness claimed to be due from the judgment debtor to the garnishee, or liens asserted by the garnishee against personal property of the judgment debtor. The provisions of K.S.A. 60-719, and amendments thereto, relating to offsets claimed by the garnishee shall be applicable to lawsuits filed pursuant to the code of civil procedure for limited actions.

History: L. 2000, ch. 161, § 56; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 211; L. 2012, ch. 68, § 7; July 1.