§56-4-36. Scope of demurrer; objections to filing of pleadings for
insufficiency abolished; form, grounds and argument.
The sufficiency of any pleading, in law or equity, may be
tested by a demurrer. Objections to the filing of any pleading,
because of insufficiency, are abolished. The form of a demurrer
shall be: The defendant (or plaintiff) says that the declaration
(or other pleading) is not sufficient in law, for the following
reason (or reasons): All demurrers in civil cases shall be in
writing and shall state specifically the grounds of demurrer relied
on, and no grounds shall be considered other than those so stated,
except by the court of its own accord, but the demurrant may, by
leave of the court, amend his demurrer by stating additional
grounds, or otherwise, at any time before the trial at law or final
hearing in equity. When a party demurs to any pleading, the
demurrer shall at once be set for argument.