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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 1 - 221 §48-1-221. Divorce defined.
"Divorce" means the judicial termination of a marriage contract. The termination of a marriage contract must be based on misconduct or other statutory cause arising after the marriage. A divorce is established by the order of a family court or circuit court that changes the status of a husband and wife from a state of marriage to that of single persons.

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