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Chapter 521

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  521.170.  Manner of serving writ. — The manner of serving writs of attachment shall be as follows:

  (1)  The writ and petition shall be served upon the defendant as an ordinary summons;

  (2)  Garnishees shall be summoned by the sheriff or other proper officer, declaring to them that he does summon them to appear at the return term of the writ to answer the interrogatories which may be exhibited by the plaintiff, and by reading the writ to them, if required;

  (3)  When lands or tenements are to be attached, the officer shall briefly describe the same in his return, stating the quantity and situation, and declare that he has attached all the right, title and interest of the defendant in the same or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy the debt and interest, or damages and costs; and shall also file in the recorder's office of the county where the real estate is situated an abstract of the attachment, showing the names of the parties to the suit, and the amount of the debt, the date of the levy, and a description of the real estate levied on by the same, which shall be duly recorded in the land records and the recording paid for by the officer, and charged and collected as other costs; and the officer shall moreover give notice to the actual tenants, if any, at least ten days before the return day of the writ, and state the fact of such notice and the names of the tenants in his return;

  (4)  When goods and chattels, money or evidences of debt are to be attached, the officer shall take the same and keep them in his custody, if accessible; and if not accessible, he shall declare to the person in possession thereof that he attaches the same in his hands, and summons such person as garnishee;

  (5)  When the credits of the defendant are to be attached, the officer shall declare to the debtor of the defendant that he attaches in his hands all debts due from him to the defendant, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy the debt and interest, or damages and costs, and summon such debtor as garnishee.


(RSMo 1939 § 1460)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 1296; 1919 § 1747; 1909 § 2316

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