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TOC: West Virginia Code > Chapter 48. Domestic Relations. > Article 9. Allocation of Custodial
Responsibility and Decision-Making Responsibility of Children. > Part I. Scope; Objectives; Parties
and Parent Education Classes. > § 48-9-101. Scope of article; legislative findings and
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W. Va. Code § 48-9-101
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Chapter 48. Domestic Relations.
Article 9. Allocation of Custodial Responsibility and Decision-Making Responsibility of Children.
Part I. Scope; Objectives; Parties and Parent Education Classes.
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W. Va. Code § 48-9-101 (2016)
§ 48-9-101. Scope of article; legislative findings and declarations.
(a) This article sets forth principles governing the allocation of custodial and decision-making
responsibility for a minor child when the parents do not live together.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares that it is the public policy of this State to assure that the
best interest of children is the court's primary concern in allocating custodial and decisionmaking responsibilities between parents who do not live together. In furtherance of this policy,
the Legislature declares that a child's best interest will be...