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Legal Information: West Virginia

Know the Laws - By State

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about permanent and temporary domestic violence protective orders.

General information about custody in West Virginia.

This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent’s consent.

General (not state-specific) information about divorce and links to West Virginia divorce information.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in West Virginia and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue the abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.