WVC 44 A- 2 - 1 A
§44A-2-1a. Filing of a petition where protected person is a minor.
A petition for the appointment of a guardian, conservator or
both of a minor may be filed if the minor is at least seventeen
years and ten months of age and the petition alleges that the minor
would qualify as a "protected person", as that term is defined in
section four, article one of this chapter, if he or she were an
adult. The hearing provided for in section nine of this article
shall occur no sooner than fourteen days prior to the alleged
protected person's eighteenth birthday if the trier of fact is the
mental hygiene commissioner and no more than seven days prior to
said date if the circuit judge conducts the hearing.