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In order to obtain a divorce in West Virginia, certain elements must be met. A couple seeking a divorce in West Virginia must have been married in West Virginia and at least one of the spouses must continue to reside in West Virginia. Alternatively, a couple seeking a divorce in West Virginia can obtain a… read more
A 2013 survey highlights how divorce impacts children. The study by U.K. parenting site netmums.com, surveyed 1,000 parents and 100 children separately about divorce. Of those surveyed, thirty-nine percent of children said they hide their feelings about the divorce from their parents. Twenty percent said that they can’t communicate their feelings about the divorce with… read more
In West Virginia, there a multiple grounds for obtaining a divorce. Willful desertion or abandonment for six months is a ground for divorce from marriage in West Virginia. Desertion in divorce law is the voluntary separation of one of the married parties from the other. Desertion can also be the voluntary refusal to renew a… read more
One of the more difficult moments in a divorce is telling your children. While it is recommended that parents tell their children about the divorce together, sometimes one parent decides to tell the children his or her story alone. According to family therapist Diane Shearer, parents should look past the questions about the divorce and… read more
In West Virginia, there are several grounds for a divorce. These grounds include adultery, cruelty, desertion, separation, felony conviction, habitual drunkenness, addiction to the habitual use of any narcotic or dangerous drug, permanent and incurable insanity, abuse or neglect of a child of the parties or of one of the parties to the divorce, and… read more