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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Where to find Blank State Forms
If you prefer to complete your forms on your own, they can be directly downloaded from the West Virginia Judiciary at no cost using these links: