Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Relief of Poor Debtors

SECTION 10-13-8

§ 10-13-8. Form of debtor's oath.

The oath to be administered in such a case shall be as follows: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not any estate, real or personal, in possession, remainder, or reversion over $10.00 (or except what is exempt from attachment by law not herein enumerated) nor any debts secured by bills of exchange or negotiable promissory notes, and that I have not, since the commencement of this suit against me or at any other time, directly or indirectly, sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed or disposed of to, or intrusted any person or persons whomsoever with, all or any part of the estate, real or personal, whereof I have been the lawful owner or possessor, with any intent or design to secure the property or to receive or to expect any profit or advantage therefrom for myself or for any of my children or family or any other person, or have caused or suffered to be done anything else whatsoever whereby any of my creditors may be defrauded, so help me God (or this affirmation I make and give upon peril of the penalty of perjury)".

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 260, § 5; G.L. 1909, ch. 326, § 5; G.L. 1923, ch. 377, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 563, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 10-13-8.)