§55-4-19. Judgment; assignment of dower.
The judgment for the plaintiff shall be that he recover the
possession of the premises, according to the verdict of the jury,
if there be a verdict; or if the judgment be by default, or on
demurrer, according to the description thereof in the declaration.
If the action be brought to recover dower which has not been
assigned before the commencement of such action, the court in which
the judgment is rendered may have dower assigned by commissioners
appointed for that purpose. If the action be against several
defendants, and it appear on the trial that any of them occupy
distinct parcels, in severalty or jointly, the plaintiff may
recover several judgments against them for the parcels so held by
one or more of the defendants separately from others. The
plaintiff may recover any specific or any undivided part or share
of the premises, though it be less than he claimed in the
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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