Section 19-3-38

Admissibility of evidence at hearings; exceptions; appeals.

Upon a hearing before the register or clerk under any of the provisions of this article, any competent legal evidence, written or oral, may be received. All such evidence must be noted and oral testimony reduced to writing by the register or clerk. Within 10 days thereafter, either party may file exceptions to the action or conclusion of the register or clerk, and may have the same reviewed by the circuit judge upon 10 days' notice to the other party, such review to be without any presumption in favor of the correctness of the action or conclusion of the register or clerk. From the decision of the circuit judge thereon an appeal lies to the court of civil appeals or the supreme court within 42 days.

(Code 1896, §4170; Code 1907, §6072; Code 1923, §10409; Code 1940, T. 58, §26.)