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Legal Information: West Virginia

Statutes: West Virginia

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April 12, 2018

48-27-306 Counterclaim or affirmative defenses

(a) A respondent named in a petition alleging domestic violence may file a verified counterclaim stating any claim that the respondent has against the petitioner that would be a basis for filing a petition under this article.

(b) In response to a petition or counterclaim, the person alleged to have committed the domestic violence may assert any affirmative defense that he or she may have available.