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Divorce Law in West Virginia
A divorce or marital dissolution formally ends the marital relationship and the duties and responsibilities of the parties toward one another, including the division of marital assets and debts. If there are minor children involved and an inequitable financial situation exists, there may be continued ... READ MORE

WV Collecting the Judgment
Your hard work and determination finally paid off. You won the case you filed in a West Virginia magistrate court or "small claims" court. The magistrate agreed with you and the person you sued (the "defendant") has to pay you money or turn over some property that rightfully belongs to you. Congratulations! ... READ MORE

WV Filing a Small Claims Suit
Do you have a customer who paid for the car repairs you made with a check that "bounced?" Is your landlord refusing to refund all of your security deposit, or won't let you back into the apartment to get some things you left behind when you moved? These are the kinds of disputes over property and money ... READ MORE

WV Alternatives to Small Claims Court
Were you involved in a fender-bender and the other driver won't pay to have your car fixed? Do you have a tenant that stopped paying rent for an apartment you leased to him? Is your former landlord refusing to let you get some things out of the house you rented? These are the types of disputes that can ... READ MORE

WV What Is Small Claims Court
People have minor disputes every day, like a customer who won't pay a mechanic for car repairs he made, to a tenant who stops paying rent. Often, these disputes don't involve enough money to justify hiring an attorney. The fees you may have to pay an attorney may be close to or even more than the amount ... READ MORE

WV Witnesses at Small Claims Court
So, you're involved in a lawsuit that's been filed in a West Virginia magistrate or "small claims" court. Now it's time to go trial and have a magistrate decide who wins. What can you do to help make sure you're on the winning side? Photos and papers, like receipts and canceled checks, are very important, ... READ MORE

WV Small Claims Trials
You decided to file a lawsuit because someone owes you money, like a customer or a tenant, or someone has some personal property that rightfully belongs to you. After you filed a Complaint and after the person you sued (the "defendant") filed an Answer, the court clerk scheduled a trial date. The defendant ... READ MORE

Expungement Rules in West Virginia
Expungement laws vary among states. Some states are willing to expunge or seal records of some criminal convictions under certain circumstances, while others only allow expungement in instances where you were arrested but not charged. What Are Expungement and Record Sealing? In West Virginia, there is ... READ MORE

I Need to Sell My House in West Virgina
Whether you are looking to upgrade or downgrade your house, selling in either instance can be complicated. Though the process is similar in all states, specific West Virginia laws govern home sales there. Try to learn as much as you can before you begin so you can avoid problems later. Find A Broker ... READ MORE

West Virginia Small Claims
What is Small Claims Court? What can you do if someone owes you money or has some of your personal property, but it's not worth paying a lawyer to get it? In West Virginia, these types of problems can be handled by a special court. If you're in a position like this, you should know what "small claims" ... READ MORE


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