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Filing a Domestic Violence Petition in West Virginia

Every human being has a right to be protected from harm. If you are the victim of abuse or violence in your home or relationship, a domestic violence petition can help you achieve this protection. By filing a petition with the court, you are requesting an Emergency Order of Protection pursuant to West Virginia Code § 48-27-403. When […]

Do Grandparents Have Guardianship Rights?

Despite what you may have heard, grandparents can obtain legal guardianship of their grandchildren. Legal guardianship grants grandparents a limited set of rights and responsibilities for their grandkids. Sometimes, the parents will voluntarily create a grandparent guardianship agreement, other times a family court will determine the guardianship agreement for the grandchildren. Essentially, guardianship entails that the grandparents […]