WVC 38 - 9 - 1
§38-9-1. Persons entitled to homestead; value.
Any husband, wife, parent or other head of a household
residing in this state, or the infant children of deceased or
insane parents, owning a homestead shall by operation of law have
a homestead exemption therein to the value of five thousand
dollars, subject to the provisions of section forty-eight,
article six of the constitution of this state.