WVC 38 - 4 - 8
§38-4-8. Commencement and duration of lien of fieri facias.
A writ of fieri facias or execution shall create a lien,
from the time it is delivered to the sheriff or other officer to
be executed, upon all of the personal property, or the estate or
interest therein, owned by the judgment debtor at the time of
such delivery of the writ, or which he may acquire on or before
the return day thereof, although such property was not levied on
or capable of being levied on under the provisions of section six
of this article. Such lien shall continue beyond the return day
of the execution, whether the writ was levied or not, but shall
cease whenever the right of the judgment creditor to levy the
writ under which such lien arose, or to levy a new writ, ceases,
under the provisions of section eighteen, article three of this
chapter, or when such right is suspended by a forthcoming bond
being given or forfeited, or by an appeal or otherwise. The lien
created by this section shall be subject to the provisions of
sections nine and ten of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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