Divorce in West Virginia - Frequently Asked Questions
Learn about the divorce process in West Virginia: Grounds, what relief the court can give, how to "serve" papers, how the hearing process works, and more. Six sets of FAQs, covering 47 different questions.
FAQs 1 - Divorce - In General - Eleven "Frequently Asked Questions" about getting started with a divorce case in West Virginia. Where and how to file, what forms to use, where to get them, how much they cost, and more.
FAQs 2 - Divorce - Grounds - Learn about the various "grounds" upon which a divorce can be granted. There is the no-fault "Irreconcilable Differences" ground, and there are eight grounds based on proving fault. Each has its own considerations.
FAQs 3 - Divorce -What Can the Court Do? - What subjects can the judge cover in the divorce case? What do you want to ask the judge to do? Learn about child custody, child support, alimony, division of property, and other types of "relief."
FAQs 4 - Divorce - "Service" of papers - Once you file your divorce papers, they have to be "served" upon the other side. There are several ways to do this. The method of "service" you use can limit the choices you may have in the divorce case.
FAQs 5 - Divorce - When You've Been Served - What if your spouse has filed for a divorce from you? What steps do you need to take? What happens next?
FAQs 6 - Divorce - Hearings and Decisions - Once you've filed the case, what happens next? How are hearings scheduled? What happens at the hearings? When is it over?
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