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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 27 - 305 §48-27-305. Persons who may file petition.
A petition for a protective order may be filed by:

(1) A person seeking relief under this article for herself or himself;

(2) An adult family or household member for the protection of the victim or for any family or household member who is a minor child or physically or mentally incapacitated to the extent that he or she cannot file on his or her own behalf, or

(3) A person who reported or was a witness to domestic violence and who, as a result, has been abused, threatened, harassed or who has been the subject of other actions intended to intimidate the person.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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