SEC. 11-35-43. Claim of third person tried.
If the claimant, being duly summoned, fail to appear, the court shall adjudge the money, debt, or property to the plaintiff. If he appear, he shall propound his claim to the money, debt, or property in writing under oath; and the plaintiff may take issue thereon, and the same shall be tried and determined as other issues. If the issue be found in favor of the plaintiff, judgment shall be rendered for him against the garnishee, and also for the costs of the interpleader against the claimant; but if the issue be found for the claimant, judgment shall be rendered in his favor against the garnishee, and against the plaintiff for the costs. Where the garnishee has paid money into court, the judgment shall direct its payment to the party entitled thereto, and a judgment therefor shall not go against the garnishee.
SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 52, art. 35; 1871, Sec. 1452; 1880, Sec. 2450; 1892, Sec. 2144; 1906, Sec. 2352; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1947; 1930, Sec. 1853; 1942, Sec. 2805.