WVC 36 - 2 - 5
§36-2-5. Guardian ad litem.
When a defendant in any suit brought under the provisions of
this article is an infant or insane person, a guardian ad litem
shall be appointed as provided by section ten, article four,
chapter fifty-six of this code, and shall be governed by the
provisions of said section, and when a defendant is a convict, a
guardian ad litem shall be appointed by the court, who shall have
the same rights and duties as those of a guardian ad litem for an
infant or insane person: Provided,
That no guardian ad litem
need be appointed for parties unknown, though they be infant,
insane or convict.