WVC 48 - 16 - 311
§48-16-311. Pleadings and accompanying documents.
(a) In a proceeding under this article, a petitioner seeking
to establish a support order, to determine parentage or to register
and modify a support order of another state must file a petition.
Unless otherwise ordered under section 16-312, the petition or
accompanying documents must provide, so far as known, the name,
residential address and social security numbers of the obligor and
the obligee or the parent and alleged parent and the name, sex,
residential address, social security number and date of birth of
each child for whose benefit support is sought or whose parentage
is to be determined. Unless filed at the time of registration, the
petition must be accompanied by a copy of any support order known
to have been issued by another tribunal. The petition may include
any other information that may assist in locating or identifying
(b) The petition must specify the relief sought. The petition
and accompanying documents must conform substantially with the
requirements imposed by the forms mandated by federal law for use
in cases filed by a support enforcement agency.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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