Pepper and Nason | Divorce LawyersIn West Virginia, a divorce may be granted for any of the following grounds:

1. Irreconcilable differences;

2. Voluntary separation, where the parties have lived separate and apart in separate places of abode without any cohabitation and without interruption for one year;

3. Cruel or inhuman treatment by either party against the other, including reasonable apprehension of bodily harm, false accusation of adultery or homosexuality, or conduct or treatment which destroys or tends to destroy the mental or physical well-being, happiness and welfare of the other and render continued cohabitation unsafe or unendurable;

4. Adultery;

5. Either of the parties subsequent to the marriage, has been convicted of a felony and the conviction is final;

6. Permanent and incurable insanity, if the party has been confined in a mental hospital or other similar institution for a period of not less than three consecutive years immediately preceding the filing of the complaint and the court has heard competent medical testimony that the insanity is permanently incurable;

7. Habitual drunkenness of either party subsequent to the marriage;

8. The addiction of either party, subsequent to the marriage, to the habitual use of any narcotic or dangerous drug;

9. Willful abandonment or desertion for six months; or

10. Abuse or neglect of a child of the parties or one of the parties, meaning any physical or mental injury inflicted on the child and/or willful failure to provide, by party who has legal responsibility for the child, the necessary support, education as required by law, or medical, surgical or other care necessary for the well-being of the child.

If any of these apply to you, schedule a consultation with Pepper and Nason. Call (304) 346-0361.