TITLE 10
Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions

CHAPTER 10-13
Relief of Poor Debtors

SECTION 10-13-17


§ 10-13-17 Examination of defendant and administration of oath.

If it shall appear to the court in which the action is pending that notice has been given as provided in § 10-13-16, the court shall examine the defendant on his or her oath concerning his or her estate and effects and the disposal thereof and may also receive any other evidence offered by the defendant or by the plaintiff, and upon the examination the court may, in its discretion, administer to the defendant the oath.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 260, § 15; C.P.A. 1905, § 1234; G.L. 1909, ch. 326, § 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 377, § 15; G.L. 1938, ch. 563, § 15; G.L. 1956, § 10-13-17; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 34.)