Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
West Virginia Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for West Virginia on
Q: My daughter was bitten by a friends pit bull 7 years ago. We never pursued charges or medical bills. She now has a scar.
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

If your daughter was bitten by a dog and now has a scar, but you did not pursue charges or seek compensation for medical bills at the time, you might be wondering what can be done years later. The ability to take legal action now depends on the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for West Virginia on
Q: My daughter has a high school gpa of 4.3. She has a mix of regular classes and honors. She has been beat out for

Valedictorian by a girl with same gpa but all regular classes. Is this right/legal?

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for West Virginia on
Q: A friend of mine would like me to file business papers using he & his wife's corporation as the one above mine.

I have not filed the paperwork. His wife two days ago stated in a meeting that in good faith I do not believe she should have been involved in that she hated me and had always hated me. I have had extensive business discussions with her husband and he has used these and my ideas to make contacts... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for West Virginia on
Q: AT&T wants an to purchase additional easement on my property for fiber optic cable

I have been contacted by AT&T requesting the purchase of an additional easement (about 2 a feet extension of my current easement). They are offering $1000 for this extension as they need it to lay fiber optic cable. They based this offer on $10 per foot, and are offering this to me and 6 of my... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for West Virginia on
Q: DHHR helped me pay for 100 gallons of fuel oil. Both myself and DHHR called oil company to order just 100 gallons. Phone

Calls are recorded! We both stressed just 100 gallons numerous times. Driver put in 176 gallons. No oil company continues to call and being on limited income can not pay. The bill is over 500.00.. told them after driver left he over filled my tank. Told them they will have to take extra out… how... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for West Virginia on
Q: If ex business partner/GF stole thousands out of my personal account, sold all Fitness equipment I owned 25k worth new.

I was back in Kentucky visiting family but two days before reopened and she stole 5000 cleaning out my bank account after spending around $50,000. She then upon me finding out from the bank, she may have false DVO claim to keep me away a week later, when I wasn't even there. So she could... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 25, 2024

If your ex-business partner and girlfriend has stolen funds from your personal account and sold your property without authorization, you may have grounds for legal action against her for theft and possibly other related crimes. The situation with the false Domestic Violence Order (DVO) and the sale... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for West Virginia on
Q: Can I claim my deceased uncles property on missingmoney.com? No children, parents, or siblings alive

Heir at time of death passed away and his daughter called and said I should pursue because her dad had passed and she was overwhelmed and was not going to

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for West Virginia on
Q: Aunt willed land to family member. Then she changed it.. but he already put a double wide on that land. Can he leave
Anthony M. Avery
PREMIUM
Anthony M. Avery pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 19, 2024

Will has no effect until testatrix dies and her will is filed for Probate. It can be changed or destroyed anytime before her death. Apparently family member improved her land as a gift. Hopefully he can remove it still.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for West Virginia on
Q: if a defendant was directly indicted what procedure does the state have to do to direct indict?
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 24, 2024

In West Virginia, a direct indictment is a procedure where a case is brought directly to the grand jury for indictment without a preliminary hearing. This process allows the state to formally charge a defendant with a crime more quickly, bypassing the initial step of a magistrate court hearing. The... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for West Virginia on
Q: Property tax with two other names on land about to loose it but the other two names aren't helping any thing we can do

About to loose property and the other two people names on property haven't helped

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 22, 2024

When property in West Virginia is co-owned and facing potential loss due to unpaid taxes, it's crucial for all parties involved to understand their rights and obligations. If the other co-owners are not contributing to the payment of property taxes, the responsibility still falls on all owners... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for West Virginia on
Q: Hospital sent me a refund check made payable to myself, several months later and I'm being billed for same amount.

Hospital sent me a refund check made payable to myself. Several months later, they billed me for the same amount. After several attempts of trying to figure out what happened, turns out it was their mistake and the check should have gone to insurance. Now they are billing me for for amount. EOB... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for West Virginia on
Q: Is there any Bankruptcy lawyers in the Peterstown area?
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 24, 2024

Finding a bankruptcy lawyer in a specific area like Peterstown, West Virginia, can sometimes be challenging, especially if it's a smaller town. However, there are several ways you can search for a bankruptcy attorney who serves that area. First, you can try conducting an online search using... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: Who can she contact and what can she do?

URGENT/ TIME SENSITIVE

My friend is 14, residing in West Virginia, She wants to live with her mom. Her dad is moving to Texas and is trying to leave before she can see a judge about living with her mom. Is there anything she can do to stop this? Anyone she can contact?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for West Virginia on
Q: I cannot get a lawyer to take my animal attack case. what do i do

I had a attorney for this and told him I am seeking new counsil because he was not truthful with me and let too much time pass before he did anything.I no longer have a attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for West Virginia on
Q: I’m a minor and was caught shoplifting $30 worth of stuff. I have a court date. What’s going to happen?
T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 8, 2024

In West Virginia, if you're a minor caught shoplifting items valued at $30, the consequences will depend on several factors, including your previous criminal history, the specific circumstances of the offense, and the judge's discretion. For a first-time minor offense, the court may lean... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for West Virginia on
Q: My wife had gaulbladder surgery January 11th. She returned to work January 18th. Unknown by her that she was terminated.

She recieved her normal paycheck January 19th. for the week prior. She worked the following week but on January 20th she did not get paid for the week she took off for the surgery. She called HR to figure out what was going on because she is a manager and recievs salary pay. they told her that... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for West Virginia on
Q: purchased new home in wv, roof is leaking and is causing interior damage as well, builder is none responsive.

he said he was aware of leak and damages, said he scheduled roofers, no-one showed up, no calls, that was 2 weeks ago. also have found kitchen and bathroom cabinets placed directly over floor registers.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for West Virginia on
Q: I was Held in jail past my release date in the WV regional jail in West Virginia

3 months held past. (West Virginia lawyer not Virginia )

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 26, 2024

Unfortunately I do not have enough context or details to provide specific legal advice regarding your situation of being held in jail past your release date in West Virginia. However, here is some general information that may be helpful:

- Being incarcerated past one's release date...
View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.