WVC 48 - 27 - 306
§48-27-306. Counterclaim or affirmative defenses.
(a) A respondent named in a petition alleging domestic
violence may file a verified counterclaim stating any claim that
the respondent has against the petitioner that would be a basis for
filing a petition under this article.
(b) In response to a petition or counterclaim, the person
alleged to have committed the domestic violence may assert any
affirmative defense that he or she may have available.