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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 16 - 314 §48-16-314. Limited immunity of petitioner.
(a) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this article before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney, or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.

(b) A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in this state to participate in a proceeding under this article.

(c) The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this article committed by a party while present in this state to participate in the proceeding.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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