§51-4-7. Transmission of copies of certain records to county
clerk; recordation; penalty.
The clerk of the court wherein there is any partition of, or
assignment of dower in, or any recovery of, land under any
judgment, decree or order, shall transmit, to the clerk of the
county court of each county wherein such land is, a copy of such
judgment, decree or order, and of the order confirming the same,
together with such description of the land as may appear in the
papers of the cause, and the report of such partition or
assignment. Such clerk shall record the same in his deed book, and
index it in the name of the person who had the land before, and
also in the name of the person who became entitled under such
partition, assignment or recovery. Every such record shall be as
effectual, in cases of partition, to convey the legal title of such
land to the person to whom the same is assigned by the report of
the commissioners and decree of the court as deeds of partition
would be if duly made by the parties. A clerk failing to perform
any duty required of him by this section shall forfeit not less
than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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