48-10-101 Legislative findings
48-10-102 Legislative intent
48-10-201 Applicability of definitions
48-10-202 Child defined
48-10-203 Grandparent defined
48-10-301 Persons who may apply for grandparent visitation; venue
48-10-401 Motion for grandparent visitation when action for divorce, custody, legal separation, annulment or establishment of paternity is pending
48-10-402 Petition for grandparent visitation when action for divorce, custody, legal separation, annulment or establishment of paternity is not pending
48-10-403 Appointment of guardian ad litem for the child
48-10-501 Necessary findings for grant of reasonable visitation to a grandparent
48-10-502 Factors to be considered in making a determination as to a grant of visitation to a grandparent
48-10-601 Interview of child in chambers
48-10-602 Prohibitions on use of child’s written or recorded statement or affidavit; child not to be called as a witness
48-10-701 Proof required when action is pending for divorce, custody, legal separation, annulment or establishment of paternity
48-10-702 Proof required when action is not pending for divorce, custody, legal separation, annulment or establishment of paternity
48-10-801 Order granting or refusing grandparent visitation must state findings of fact and conclusions of law
48-10-802 Supervised visitation; conditions on visitation
48-10-901 Effect of remarriage of the custodial parent
48-10-902 Effect of adoption of the child
48-10-1001 Continuing jurisdiction of circuit court or family court
48-10-1002 Termination of grandparent visitation
48-10-1101 Attorney’s fees; reasonable costs
48-10-1201 Misdemeanor offense for allowing contact between child and person who has been precluded visitation rights; penalties

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 48 > Article 10

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • State: means a state of the United States, or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See West Virginia Code 48-14-601