I commonly get this question when somebody has just recently moved to West Virginia, or they are thinking about moving to West Virginia. It’s not going to matter whether the person is coming with their spouse or not. It’s gonna come down to you, a few dates or questions being answered. So, let’s say that somebody has moved from Ohio to West Virginia, and they are with their spouse. If they were married in West Virginia, they are going to be able to get a divorce in West Virginia. However, if they have just moved to West Virginia and they were not married in West Virginia, then the rules are a little bit different. If you were not married in West Virginia and you’ve just recently moved here, then you have to wait a year before pursuing a divorce.
For another situation let’s say that you have just recently moved to West Virginia and you were married in West Virginia. You can certainly file, but at that point, you also have to try to get what we call personal jurisdiction over your soon to be former spouse. In some situations, you won’t be able to get a divorce in West Virginia or deal with a lot of property issues because you cannot get proper service on that person. We’ve gone over that in other articles about how you get proper service and it’s a huge issue that you’re going to have to deal with in some way.
That’s the basics about what happens when you have just recently moved to West Virginia and you’re wanting to know whether you can get a divorce in the state. This consists of today’s topic. If you have any questions at all, feel free to give us a call at (304) 720 4412 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.