West Virginia Alimony / Spousal Support

West Virginia alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

According to West Virginia Statute 48-8-104 When determining if spousal support is to be awarded and the amount of spousal support, the court shall consider and compare the fault or misconduct of either or both of the spouses and the effect of the fault or misconduct as a contributing factor to the deterioration of the marriage.

Types of Alimony Awarded in West Virginia

Modification and Termination of Alimony in West Virginia

Spousal support may be modified if there is a change in circumstances, or needs of the parties as deemed necessary "to meet the ends of justice."

An award of rehabilitative spousal support shall not be reduced or terminated because of the existence of a de facto marriage between the spousal support payee and another person. Additionally, an award of spousal support in gross shall not be reduced or terminated because of the existence of a de facto marriage between the spousal support payee and another person.

West Virginia statutes regarding alimony can be found here: West Virginia statutes CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC RELATIONS.ARTICLE 5. DIVORCE.

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