No application relating to ownership or inalienability shall obstruct the attachment process; it may suspend the process in relation to the property in dispute.

The debtor may apply for the annulment of an attachment order over property which does not belong to him.

Any third party claiming ownership over any attached property may apply to the competent court for an order of diversion thereof.

Under pain of inadmissibility the application shall specify the elements on which the proprietary right is founded. It shall be served on the distrainor creditor, the distrainee and where necessary, on the holder of the property. The distrainor creditor shall join the opposing creditors in the action by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt or by any other means with written proof.

The distrainee debtor shall be heard or summoned to attend the hearing.

The application for diversion shall no longer be admissible after the sale of the attached property. The only recourse shall be an action for the recovery of the property.

However, a third party recognised as owner of property already sold may, up to the time of distribution of the proceeds of sale, divert the price of the property from which costs has not been deducted.

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