WVC 48 - 9 - 602
§48-9-602. Designation of custody for the purpose of other state
and federal statutes.
Solely for the purposes of all other state and federal
statutes which require a designation or determination of custody,
a parenting plan shall designate the parent with whom the child is
scheduled to reside the majority of the time as the custodian of
the child. However, this designation shall not affect either
parent's rights and responsibilities under a parenting plan. In
the absence of such a designation, the parent with whom the child
is scheduled to reside the majority of the time is deemed to be the
custodian of the child for the purposes of such federal and state
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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