Thursday, July 23, 2009

Grandparent Visitation Statute Amended regarding jurisdiction

The West Virginia Grandparent Visitation statute (WV Code §48-10-101, et seq.) was modified by the 2009 legislature to make Family Court the exclusive jurisdiction for petitions and motions. There is an exception for grandchildren who are the subject of pending abuse or neglect cases, the appropriate jurisdiction for those cases will continue to be the Circuit Court. See SB 4051 amending WV Code §48-10-401 and §48-10-402.

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