WVC 38 - 3 - 16
§38-3-16. Order of liability of real estate.
Where the real estate liable to the lien of a judgment is
more than sufficient to satisfy the same, and it, or any part of
it, has been aliened, as between the alienees, that which was
aliened last shall, in equity, be first liable, and so on with
other successive alienations until the whole judgment is
satisfied, except that where any prior alienee has not recorded
his deed or conveyance another parcel of the judgment debtor's
land, subsequently aliened to a purchaser for value and without
notice of the prior alienation, shall be considered as having
been aliened prior to the aforesaid unrecorded alienation. But
any part of such real estate retained by the debtor himself shall
be first liable to the satisfaction of the judgment.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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