Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Proceedings in Aid of Execution

SECTION 9-28-6

§ 9-28-6. Enforcement of decree.

If the debtor at any time fails to comply with the decree, the court entering the decree may cause him or her to be cited to show cause for the noncompliance; and unless the debtor shows good cause therefor, the court may order that unless he or she complies with the decree, or with such modification thereof as the court may then make, within the time stated in the order, the failure shall be a contempt of court; and if at the expiration of the time fixed by the court for compliance with the new decree the debtor still fails or refuses to comply therewith, the court may enforce its decree by proceedings for contempt. And if a defendant is in the custody of or committed to jail by a member of the division of sheriffs, or imprisoned, either upon execution or by order of the court in contempt proceedings, it shall not operate in any degree as a payment or satisfaction of the judgment upon which the execution is issued, or concerning which the order is entered, nor shall the custody, commitment to jail, or imprisonment be or constitute any bar, delay, or hindrance to any legal or equitable proceedings to discover or reach any assets, legal or equitable, of the defendant.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1915, ch. 1228, § 2; P.L. 1916, ch. 1368, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 354, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 555, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 9-28-6; P.L. 2012, ch. 324, § 20.)