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February 14, 2016

The Maze of WV Child Custody Issues – Just Dropping Crumbs Won’t Get You Out

This article needs a major rewrite. But these comments in red will have to do for now. I have posted a few articles discussing the recent quiet Revolution in custody in WV. Here is just the tip of the iceberg. The law in initial custody determinations has changed. The requirement of a “caretaking functions” percentage determination is over. I am talking about divorce and proceedings that used to be called “paternity suits” and are now petitions f...

March 12, 2017

House Bill 2658: “The One Size Fits All, Children Can Go to Hell, Custody Law”

...courts. It is no coincidence that a year ago I tackled what I called, “The Maze of WV Child Custody Issues” in my blog. Here is the link to that article which describes the evolving concepts that resulted in the current parenting laws: https://hunterlawfirm.net/the-maze-of-wv-child-custody-issues-just-dropping-crumbs-wont-get-you-out/ It is not an easy read, but reading it will help you understand what a huge step backwards House Bill 2658 is and...

January 15, 2020

The Custody Revolution in WV

...ed to speak of Adoption, Fostering to Adopt, Guardianship, Psychological Parent issues, Grandparents’ visitation, Abuse and Neglect, and Juvenile Delinquency, and the role of the Guardian Ad Litem. Here my last big article “The Maze of Child Custody in WV” and several related articles. Of course, if you have something immediate and pressing, just give me a call. 304 472-7477; or write me hunterjb@hunterlawfirm.net . https://hunterlawfirm.net/?s=Th...

November 26, 2010

How to Set Up a Modern, Tech Savvy, Legal Office

...days. In the end, only technology that makes us more productive and effective meets the test for survival. I hope these thoughts help some other attorneys work through the maze of options, and show a few potential clients that I am serious about using technology to protect their interests....

September 25, 2013

A Small Town Lawyer’s Opinion on Keeping One’s Views to One’s Self.

...lawed, but decent and accomplished, lawyer to guide her or him through the maze. If that is not what you want, HIRE THE OTHER GUY! Only hire me if your child is worth more to you than you are. If you are not yet that type of person, I will likely accept your money or your case, but we will have tension. And do not hire me if my politics, religion, or philosophy has to be the same as yours. Mine is not the same as anybody else’s. I not running for...

April 8, 2018

Brand New WV Custody and Alimony Law

...tody”; you will find 67 articles including the two listed above, plus “The Maze of Child Custody in WV”, which will now have to be revised. (Drats!), and my “Winning Your Child Custody Case” and “Winning Your Custody Case II”. The last two define “winning” as involving the other parent and learning to co-parent as the definition of “winning”. This new law has that language about involving the other parent, so something has been in the works for at...

February 19, 2021

Family Law in WV: A Deep Dive

...urt has been impacted by the Covid 19 Virus and how best to negotiate “the maze” of family law. Each Judge has her/his method of implementing the WV Supreme Court’s emergency orders, and its own rules. This article is being written one year into the Covid 19 pandemic. The court system is under great stress. Many attorneys and judges have become infected. All are heavily stressed. The majority of hearings have to be conducted remotely. Trials have...

March 24, 2021

Ideas to Improve the “One Size Fits All WV Child Custody Bill”, HB 2364

...ins some good ideas. 3. I attach here a few of my chapters. I suggest “The Maze of Child Custody in WV”, a look Prior To our current law that removed the requirement for “caretaking functions” calculations. It ain’t simple. 4. I also include my two articles on “winning” a child custody case by showing you can involve the other parent in the lives of the children. 5. IF there is gong to be a presumption in favor of 50%/50%, please leave incentive f...

October 5, 2011

Divorce 101 Handout (October 5, 2011)

...now what Paul did next. So, be careful out there. I trust my clients who get this hand-out will be relieved that their lawyer and his staff are going to lead them through this maze! If you have a family law dispute and do not have a lawyer, beware! Sometimes the other side does not play by the rules!...

April 3, 2014

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...to my wonderful Stepmother, Maggie Dean, …2016/03/092016-03-09 13:19:10The Maze of WV Child Custody Issues – Just Dropping Crumbs Won’t Get You OutThis article needs a major rewrite. But these comments in red will have to do for now. I have posted …2016/02/142016-02-14 21:53:09Is it Fair to Criticize Islam: Or is That Always Bigotry?Commentary by Scott Simon on NPR’s “All Things Considered” crystalized my thinking on the issue of alleged discrimin...