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)
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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