WVC 48 - 1 - 218
§48-1-218. Custodial parent defined.
"Custodial parent" or "custodial parent of a child" means a
parent who has been granted custody of a child by a court of
competent jurisdiction. "Noncustodial parent" means a parent of a
child with respect to whom custody has been adjudicated with the
result that such parent has not been granted custody of the child.