“Any person who files a petition under the federal bankruptcy
law may exempt from property of the estate in a bankruptcy
proceeding the following property . . ..” W. Va. Code § 38-10-4.
This state has not limited use of its exemptions to its residents
or domiciliaries. Therefore, if it is the applicable state (as
determined by the method stated on the home page of this
site), its exemptions may be used regardless of the debtor's
state of residence on the date of filing bankruptcy.