Legal Information: West Virginia

Restraining Orders

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October 6, 2021

In which county should the protective order be filed?

The protective order should be filed in the magistrate court or circuit court in the county where:

  • the elderly person, protected person, or incapacitated adult lives; or
  • the financial exploitation occurred.1

1 W. Va. Code § 55-7J-1(c)

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