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Custody Information Videos

Legal Aid of West Virginia developed these videos to provide information about how to fill out forms for custody cases in West Virginia.  These videos cover:

In both kinds of custody cases, you will also need to fill out and file these forms:

  1. Parenting Plan;
  2. Worksheet for Individual Proposed Parenting Plan;
  3. BCSE Application and Income Withholding form;
  4. Civil Case Information Sheet; and 
  5. in most custody cases, the Financial Statement form.  (If you are asking that child support be awarded or changed as part of the custody case.)

You can find these forms on the West Virginia Judiciary’s website.  Or you can get them from the Circuit Clerk’s office in your countyThese videos will walk you through each of these forms, page-by-page, to provide you with information on how to fill them out. 

 

How to Fill out the Petition for Allocation of Custodial Responsibility (use if there is no other custody order) (Petition)

 

 

How to Fill out the Petition for Modification (only use if you are asking to change a court-approved custody order) (Petition for Modification)

 

 

How to Fill out the Parenting Plan (Family Court Parenting Plan

 

 

 

How to Fill out the Worksheet for Individual Proposed Parenting Plan (Worksheet for Individual Proposed Parenting Plan)  

 

 

How to Fill out the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement Form (BCSE Application and Income Withholding Form)

NOTEThis video is part of our Divorce Video Series, but this is the same form you will file in a custody case.  

 

 

 

How to fill out the Civil Case Information Sheet (Petitioner and Respondent) 

(Petitioner's Civil Case Information Statement (SCA-FC-103) - - 2 pages)

(Respondent's Civil Case Information Statement (SCA-FC-114) - - 1 page)    

NOTE: This video is part of our Divorce Video Series, but it is the same form you will file in a custody case.  There is one difference.  On Question 2. Type of Case Relief, you will mark Child Custody without Divorce OR Modification, instead of Divorce.

 

 

 

How to Fill out the Financial Statement Form (Financial Statement)

NOTE: This video is part of our Divorce Video Series, but it is the same form you may need to file in a custody case.  There may be a few pages you do not need to fill out for a custody case, like the pages about property, debts and spousal support.   

 

 

 

How to Fill out the Fee Waiver Form (Financial Affidavit and Application: Eligibility for Waiver of Fees, Costs or Security in a Civil or Domestic Case, etc.)

NOTE:  This video is part of our Divorce Video Series, but it is the same form you will file in a custody case to see if you qualify to have fees wavied in your case.