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Are there Debtor’s Prisons in Kansas?

You cannot be arrested just for owing money in Kansas, but many creditors have figured out a way to get you in police custody despite that rule.  If a creditor successfully sues you, they can get a judgement.  Once they have the judgement, they can use that to garnish your wages or your bank accounts.

If they don’t know where you work or where you bank, they might set a hearing for you to attend so they can ask you questions about where you work and where you bank.  Those are called Hearings in Aid of Execution.  They are special hearings because they are court ordered and you are required to attend.

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