WVC 48 - 16 - 211
§48-16-211. Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify spousal
(a) A tribunal of this state issuing a spousal support order
consistent with the law of this state has continuing, exclusive
jurisdiction to modify the spousal support order throughout the
existence of the support obligation.
(b) A tribunal of this state may not modify a spousal support
order issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country
having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the
law of that state or foreign country.
(c) A tribunal of this state that has continuing, exclusive
jurisdiction over a spousal support order may serve as:
(1) An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another
state to enforce the spousal support order issued in this state; or
(2) A responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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