2018 West Virginia Code
CHAPTER 36. ESTATES AND PROPERTY.
ARTICLE 12. UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER ON DEATH ACT.
§36-12-12. Effect of transfer on death deed during transferor's life.
During a transferor's life, a transfer on death deed does not:
(1) Affect an interest or right of the transferor or any other owner, including the right to transfer or encumber the property;
(2) Affect an interest or right of a transferee, even if the transferee has actual or constructive notice of the deed;
(3) Affect an interest or right of a secured or unsecured creditor or future creditor of the transferor even if the creditor has actual or constructive notice of the deed;
(4) Affect the transferor's or designated beneficiary's eligibility for any form of public assistance;
(5) Create a legal or equitable interest in favor of the designated beneficiary; or
(6) Subject the property to claims or process of a creditor of the designated beneficiary.