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Whether you are visiting our website because you have been seriously injured, considering divorce, or you are caught up in the state or federal criminal justice system- You are in for a fight.  If you are going to be in a battle, you should be in it to win. This blog will provide you a...
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Grounds for Divorce

There are several different grounds for filing for divorce in West Virginia. Simply put, grounds for divorce are your reasons for wanting the divorce. There are non-fault grounds like irreconcilable differences or living separate and apart for at least one year. Then, there are fault-based grounds such as cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment, adultery, habitual...
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The West Virginia Divorce Process – What to Expect

As with all legal matters, the divorce process can be complicated and confusing. Understanding the process and how a divorce case is litigated through the family court system can help relieve some of the stress and anxiety that comes with going through a divorce.   The divorce process begins with the filing of the Petition for...
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Filing for Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a messy, difficult time for families. It is an emotionally draining process. If you or your spouse have decided that you want a divorce, you both probably have several questions you would like answered prior to filing such as: how long will the divorce take? How much will it...
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Parenting Plan Modifications

by Martin Mazezka Your life will certainly change in eighteen years, but you don’t have to be stuck with the same parenting plan until your child reaches adulthood. West Virginia law allows for the modification of a parenting plan in certain situations. Filing for modification of a parenting plan should not go without deep thought....
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Tips for Co-parenting in the Midst of Covid-19

Covid-19 is a pandemic the likes of which have never known. It’s affecting nearly every aspect of American lives. The world has been put on pause. We can no longer eat at our favorite restaurants. We can no longer get our hair cut. We can no longer watch our favorite sport on television.     In...
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Divorce: What about the Kids?

Divorce is often an overwhelming process to have to go through. Having a good lawyer on your side is paramount. Questions about the kids and finances top the charts when it comes to concerns that you might have when contemplating divorce. Because these issues are so important and long lasting—it is important that you consult...
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Nancy Lynn (Carper) Hill, 2/18/1951 – 2/15/2020

Nancy Lynn (Carper) Hill of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 18, 1951 in Charleston, WV.  Nancy is survived by her loving husband, R. Edison (Ed) Hill. They were married on August 1, 1984. She is survived...
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It’s almost Christmas—Do you have a plan?

Kids are just like the rest of us—other than unwrapping gifts, we really don’t like the unexpected. Remember, you got divorced or separated from the other parent—not the kids. Things can get messy and people can be difficult during certain times of the year…and Christmas is probably one of those times. Although this post is...
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Tip Sheet for Vets

As a veteran and business owner, I am very thankful for having the opportunity to serve others. We live in a great country and it has truly been my honor to serve. We found this list of specials, and wanted to share what some companies are doing to honor vets. If you are a veteran,...
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Child Custody Planning —Whose weekend is it?

Shared custody can go smoothly or it can get a bit bumpy. Some parenting plans work like a charm, and others can become quite contentious. Factors such as new significant others, work schedules, special school activities, vacations, holidays, illness, etc. can really add a “dose of life” to any parenting plan.  Hopefully rational minds will prevail...
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Defective 3M Military Ear Plugs

If you served in the military between 2003 and 2015, were honorably discharged, and have suffered a service-connected hearing loss or tinnitus you may be entitled to compensation.  Veterans and current service members are filing lawsuits against the company that made these defective hearing protection (dual-sided ear plugs) for the military. Woody Hill, a Lieutenant...
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The Opioid Crisis: Our Role

Our law firm is assisting with the effort to hold the manufacturers and distributors of opioids accountable for the devastating effects that came from them flooding communities with millions of unnecessary pills in violation of federal law. This lawsuit has been brought on behalf of hundreds of cities, counties, and municipalities across the nation in...
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Unfortunately due to the opioid epidemic and other reasons, West Virginia has become a place where more grandparents are needing to step in to protect and care for their grandchildren.  Our team of experienced family lawyers has assisted many grandparents and other relatives in securing legal guardianship and sometimes even adopting children of other family...
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Military Discharge Upgrades

Sometimes military members are discharged from active duty under other than honorable conditions.  The Department of Defense (DoD) recently enacted changes that allow more veterans to upgrade discharges in order to qualify for veteran benefits.  The Government Accountability Office released a report stating that a large number of service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress...
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