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Legal Separation in West Virginia

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In West Virginia, legal separation is referred to as "limited divorce." This is an option pursued by couples who no longer wish to live together but do not want to completely and legally end their marriage.

During a "limited divorce" the court will make arrangement for and stipulations on certain issues that might arise during the separation period.

The court will require a separation agreement that deals with the following:

Although there are no specific laws dealing with legal separation in West Virginia, couples do have the option of using the courts to help them deal with difficult financial issues should they no longer wish to live together.

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