(a) Respondent's opportunity to be heard. -- A respondent shall have an opportunity to be heard on the question of whether the magistrate should issue a final personal safety order subject to the provisions of this section.
(b) Personal safety order hearing. -- Date and time; notice.
(1) (A) The temporary personal safety order shall state the date and time of the final personal safety order hearing.
(B) Unless continued for good cause, the final personal safety order hearing shall be held no later than ten days after the temporary personal safety order is served on the respondent.
(2) The temporary personal safety order shall include notice to the respondent:
(A) In at least ten-point bold type, that if the respondent fails to appear at the final personal safety order hearing, the respondent may be served by first-class mail at the respondent's last known address with the final personal safety order and all other notices concerning the final personal safety order;
(B) Specifying all the possible forms of relief under subsection (d) of section seven, that the final personal safety order may contain;
(C) That the final personal safety order shall be effective for the period stated in the order, not to exceed two years; and
(D) In at least ten-point bold type, that the respondent must
notify the court in writing of any change of address.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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