West Virginia Family Courts

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West Virginia Family Courts

The Family Courts are court in West Virginia that have jurisdiction over cases, such as, divorce, annulment, and visitation rights. The Family Courts are divided into 27 Family Circuits. The West Virginia Family Courts were created by a constitutional amendment passed by voters in November 2000. These courts took effect January 1, 2002.[1]

Family Court Circuits

Circuit Number Counties Served
First Family Circuit Brooke, Hancock and Ohio
Second Family Circuit Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel
Third Family Circuit Pleasants and Wood
Fourth Family Circuit Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane and Ritchie
Fifth Family Circuit Jackson, Mason, and Wirt
Sixth Family Circuit Cabell
Seventh Family Circuit Wayne
Eighth Family Circuit Mingo
Ninth Family Circuit Logan
Tenth Family Circuit Boone and Lincoln
Eleventh Family Circuit Kanawha
Twelfth Family Circuit McDowell and Mercer
Thirteenth Family Circuit Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming
Fourteenth Family Circuit Fayette
Fifteenth Family Circuit Greenbrier and Monroe
Sixteenth Family Circuit Clay and Nicholas
Seventeenth Family Circuit Braxton, Lewis, and Upshur
Eighteenth Family Circuit Doddridge and Harrison
Nineteenth Family Circuit Marion
Twentieth Family Circuit Monongalia and Preston
Twenty-First Family Circuit Barbour and Taylor
Twenty-Second Family Circuit Randolph and Tucker
Twenty-Third Family Circuit Hampshire, Mineral, and Morgan
Twenty-Fourth Family Circuit Berkeley and Jefferson
Twenty-Fifth Family Circuit Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton
Twenty-Sixth Family Circuit Putnam
Twenty-Seventh Family Circuit Pocahontas and Webster

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