Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Relief of Poor Debtors

SECTION 10-13-24

§ 10-13-24. Assignment for benefit of creditors upon administration of oath.

Whenever the oath as provided in this chapter shall be administered to any defendant, under the provisions of §§ 10-13-14 – 10-13-23 he or she shall then and there make an assignment of all his or her estate, real and personal, not exempted from attachment by law, to some responsible inhabitant of this state, his or her heirs and assigns, to be approved by the magistrate administering the oath, in trust for the benefit of all his or her creditors in proportion to their demands, and a copy of the assignment shall be filed by the assignee in the office of the clerk of the court issuing the execution.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 260, § 22; G.L. 1909, ch. 326, § 22; G.L. 1923, ch. 377, § 22; G.L. 1938, ch. 563, § 22; G.L. 1956, § 10-13-24; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 96.)