WVC 48 - 1 - 221
§48-1-221. Divorce defined.
"Divorce" means the judicial termination of a marriage
contract. The termination of a marriage contract must be based on
misconduct or other statutory cause arising after the marriage. A
divorce is established by the order of a family court or circuit
court that changes the status of a husband and wife from a state of
marriage to that of single persons.