West Virginia Residency Requirements
To file for divorce in West Virginia one or both spouses must have been a resident of West Virginia for the past year. However, if the marriage took place in West Virginia, you can still file for divorce even if you have been a resident for less than a year.
Grounds For Divorce
A no-fault divorce may be granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.
Filing Your West Virginia Divorce
The basic steps for filing your West Virginia divorce are as follows:
- One spouse signs and files the Petition for Divorce with the Clerk of the Circuit Courts.
- Both spouses sign and file the other divorce documents including the Marital Settlement Agreement.
- If minor children are involved, both spouses may have attend a parent education class if required by the county.
- Both spouses attend a divorce hearing, where the Judge will complete and sign a Final Order of Divorce.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
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