What are Grounds for Divorce in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, a divorce may be granted for irreconcilable differences or on one of the following grounds: voluntary separation for at least one year; cruel or inhuman treatment; adultery; conviction of a crime; permanent and incurable insanity; habitual drunkenness or drug addiction; desertion for 6 months or more; or, abuse or neglect of a child. (West Virginia Code Chapter 48 Domestic Relations Article 5 Divorce Sections 201 – 209) 

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