Title 5, Chapter 6, Section 47
(a) In all civil cases where the party taking an appeal files an affidavit stating that because of his indigence he is unable to pay costs or to post a supersedeas bond, if any, as may be required by the trial judge as provided in Code Section 5-6-46, the notice of appeal and affidavit of indigence shall act as supersedeas.
(b) Any party at interest or his agent or attorney may contest the
truth of the affidavit of indigence by verifying affirmatively under
oath that the same is untrue. The issue thereby formed shall be
heard and determined by the trial court under the rules of the
court. The judgment of the court on all issues of fact concerning
the ability of a party to pay costs or give bond shall be final.