H. B. 2110
(By Delegate Manypenny)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §48-10-501 of the Code of West
Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to domestic relations;
grandparent visitation; and mandatory minimum visitation
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §48-10-501 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. GRANDPARENT VISITATION.
§48-10-501. Necessary findings for grant of reasonable visitation
to a grandparent.
The circuit court or family court shall grant reasonable
visitation to a grandparent upon a finding that visitation would be
in the best interests of the child and would not substantially
interfere with the parent-child relationship.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the
contrary, visitation to a grandparent shall consist of a minimum of
one visit a month for no less than four hours for each visit.
_____NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that visitation
to a grandparent shall consist of a minimum of one visit a month
for no less than four hours for each visit.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would