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(1) If there is reason to believe that there is personal property subject to execution that is located in the judgment debtor's residence, the judgment creditor or the judgment creditor's attorney may file an application for a warrant of execution with the court.
(2) The application must be supported by an affidavit from the judgment creditor or the judgment creditor's attorney:
(a) stating that a writ of execution has been issued and returned unsatisfied in whole or in part;
(b) stating that the affiant has reason to believe that there is property subject to execution in the possession of the judgment debtor in the judgment debtor's residence;
(c) stating that there is no other property of the judgment debtor available for levy and execution; and
(d) describing the property sought and the place and the purpose of the execution.
(3) If the judge determines that reasonable cause exists, the judge may issue a warrant of execution authorizing the sheriff or levying officer to enter the residence and levy upon property subject to execution.
(4) A sheriff or levying officer may condition service of a writ of execution and levy on property located in an area other than the judgment debtor's residence upon the judgment creditor's securing a warrant of execution in accordance with subsection (1) when the sheriff or levying officer believes the area is subject to a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Montana Title 25. Civil Procedure § 25-13-213. Warrant of execution--requirements--penalties - last updated April 27, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mt/title-25-civil-procedure/mt-code-ann-sect-25-13-213/
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