West Virginia allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
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:
- Complete the online interview.
- Review and sign the divorce papers.
- File the Petition for Divorce and related documents with the Clerk of the Circuit Courts.
- A Judge finalizes the divorce by signing 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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