WVC 48 - 27 - 507
§48-27-507. Mutual protective orders prohibited.
Mutual protective orders are prohibited unless both parties
have filed a petition under part three of this article and have
proven the allegations of domestic violence by a preponderance of
the evidence. This shall not prevent other persons, including the
respondent, from filing a separate petition. The court may
consolidate two or more petitions if he or she determines that
consolidation will further the interest of justice and judicial
economy. The court shall enter a separate order for each petition
filed: Provided, That nothing in this section shall preclude the
court from entering an order restricting contact pursuant to
section two-a, article two-a, chapter fifty-one of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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