Know the Laws: West Virginia
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
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 information (not state-specific) about the basic steps to get a divorce.
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.
Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.
Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.
Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.
Information about tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
A get is a divorce under Jewish law.