Possible Ways to Get an Annulment

When a married couple is considering divorce, they may also want to look into getting their marriage annulled as if it never happened. Not all couples are eligible for an annulment, but it could be a possibility. Normally annulments are sought for religious reasons, but they can also be requested for personal reasons. Keep in

Adopted Children and the Divorce Process

Adopting a child can be one of the happiest days for the child and parents alike. However, if adoptive parents decide to get a divorce, for whatever reason, they are still both legally responsible for their adopted child as they would be a biological child. The court system treats an adopted child just like a

Parenting Tips During a Divorce

Divorce is not easy for anyone involved and directly affects the children involved. While it may be difficult to deal with your spouse during a divorce, you can both take steps towards making the transition from one family unit to two for your children. Allow your child/children to be open and honest with the court

Can an Alcoholic Get Child Custody?

Alcohol plays a part in many of our lives, so it’s not surprising that a person’s alcohol use can be a factor for child custody during a divorce. Just because a spouse drinks alcohol, does not automatically mean they will lose custody of their child. If a parent has been diagnosed as an alcoholic or

Relocating After a Divorce

One of the more difficult cases in family law includes relocation cases in which a divorced parent wants to move away with their child/children. Before moving with your child/children before, during, or after a divorce, you need to be aware of the laws in your state, give your child time to adjust to the situation,

Divorce and the Holidays

The holiday seasons can increase stress on a strained marriage, and the hopefulness of a new year can be an unhappy spouse’s a way out. During the holiday season, there is a spike in divorce filings and online searches for a divorce attorney. Some spouses may choose to wait out the time during the holidays

5 Most Common Family Law Issues During the Holiday Season

The most common family law issues that come up over the holidays include proposing, eloping, divorce, child custody, and grandparent visitations. In this blog, we are going to touch base on some of these topics, but if you would like more information, contact one of our attorneys today. About one third of all proposals occur

Grounds for Divorce

In order to file for divorce in West Virginia, a couple must first establish grounds (or reasons) for getting divorced. In order to have a ground, the couple must prove that ground. A spouse only needs to prove one ground in order to have the divorce granted. There are a several types of grounds for

Divorce: The Grounds

In order to be divorced in West Virginia, the couple must first establish the ground, or reasons, for the divorce. In order to decide on a ground, the couple must prove that ground. A spouse in the marriage only needs to prove one ground in order to have the divorce granted. The most common ground

What can the judge decide during the divorce process?

During a divorce in West Virginia, the family court judge decides the divorce. West Virginia has 35 family court judges in 26 family court circuits. The judge depends on where the divorce is filed. The judge can decide on property, debts, alimony, child custody, and child support in a divorce. Any property owned by both

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