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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for West Virginia on
Q: Am I entitled to a court appointed lawyer if I'm being taken for child support?

I have received a summons about child support. She's 6 and resides in WV. I have attempted to fight for my child but have been railroaded at every attempt ( told they can't help me). There's a good bit of lies within this summon. Like had no idea we're I was located but that was... Read more »

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Q: Can Court appointed lawyers of (xwife/xhusband)be switched days before the hearing?

The ex-wife worked with the lawyer at DHHR years earlier that was appointed to the ex-husband and she appointed another lawyer then days before the hearing the lawyers were switched so she had the lawyer she worked with at the department and the department positioned for emergency removal based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: Where can I obtain a petition for grandparents rights?
Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on Aug 11, 2022

Typically, at the Circuit Clerk's Office for the County the petition will be filed in.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Family Law and Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: Can I appeal the courts decision to terminate my parental rights
Charles William Michaels
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Charles William Michaels
answered on Nov 15, 2021

First, I am not a WVA lawyer. That being said, I would think you could appeal that decision, unless you have agreed in the termination case to waive your appeal rights.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: I'm 16 and was adopted about 2 years ago, everything has completely changed. How could I change my guardian???

Should I just get emancipated and move in with the person I have in mind? They were going to adopt me before, but I ended up at this place first.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: My sister took my daughter for a week and now refuses to give her back or answer my calls. Help me please.

I live in WV, she lives in OK and doesn't even have custody of her own kids. I am the only one my daughter has had her whole life. She is almost 3yrs old.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: If a parent obtains full custody of a child but spends little to no time with the child, can said custody be revoked?
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
answered on Jan 18, 2011

There are two types of custody, Legal and Physical. Legal custody is the right to know medical care and school decisions. Physical Custody is when the child is in your presence and home.

I assume you are speaking of Physical Custody and they are now sending the child to you or another adult...
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