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September 1, 2020

The Problem of Trash, Garbage, Clutter, and Filth in Family Law

Hello there: Are you going through a divorce, or facing the prospect of one, and you have minor children? Or are you curious how not to become a party in a divorce? If yes to one of these, here is my advice to you: I stress that many family law litigants do NOT have this… View Article

July 27, 2020

The Framework for West Virginia Civil Litigation

“I’ll sue you!” Easy to say, but most non-lawyers do not know how fraught with difficulty such a threat may be. Some don’t understand the alternatives. And some get sued when it need not have been. Here’s the framework in West Virginia of civil litigation.  

July 23, 2020

The West Virginia Family Court Restraining Order Statute – Chap. 51-2A-2a

Burton Hunter, co-author of the “WV Family Law Restraining Order Statute” with fellow WV lawyer and friend, Thomas O’Neill, WV Code 51-2A-2a, reports on the creation, effect, and method associated with obtaining one of these critically important orders. These orders prevent domestic violence because they can be entered before the behavior rises to the level… View Article

July 22, 2020

The Framework for a West Virginia Adoption

This short video provides an outline of the adoption process in WV and a few of the typical situations where Mr. Hunter can help you in achieving a successful adoption. https://youtu.be/l4Xn3KLri5g

July 21, 2020

The Legal Framework of Domestic Violence in West Virginia

In just a few minutes, Mr. Hunter clears up the confusion between the crimes of domestic battery and assault and the “WV Domestic Violence Statute” and its restraining orders, and a related ‘non-domestic violence form of ‘WV Family Court Restraining Order.” These statutes are essential tools in reducing and preventing #domesticviolence in the State of… View Article

July 20, 2020

The Framework for a West Virginia Modification Petition

In less than 15 minutes, Mr. Hunter covers the WV Family Court Modification statute and process. If you want a family court to modify your divorce order or parenting plan, this is a great first step in determining whether you can make it happen. https://youtu.be/QPPX1Q4KBm0

July 14, 2020

The Framework for a West Virginia Personal Injury Claim

In 21 Minutes Mr. Hunter busts some myths of personal injury claim processing in WV, auto collisions, accidents, rear-enders, texting while driving, drunk driving, insurance coverages, competitive fees, and so much more, from a perspective of over 40 years in the legal profession. He focuses on methods, process, and the best net results for the… View Article

July 10, 2020

The Framework for a West Virginia Divorce

This twenty-minute video provides a framework or outline for a divorce proceeding in WV and the critical services a good lawyer can provide the litigant: https://youtu.be/xyODbrfxg3I  

July 10, 2020

The West Virginia Family Court Contempt Process

If the other party in a family court case violates an order, what can you do? In this eight-minute video, Mr. Hunter outlines the process and helps you consider the alternatives. Remember, this important information is just that, valuable free information, not advice. PerBut he is here to serve you if that is your choice…. View Article

July 10, 2020

Introduction to WV Lawyer Video Series: Personal Memoir

Welcome to our July 2020 series of informative and instructional videos on various legal topics. Skip it is if you care to, or dig in to learn of Mr. Hunter’s history, goals, and purpose.  This 13-minute video provides some of Mr. Hunter’s history and expertise accumulated over more than 40 years of practice.