§57-1-12. Authentication of records and proceedings of courts of
United States or other states; full faith and credit.
The records and judicial proceedings of any court of the
United States, or of any state or territory, or of any country
subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, shall be proved
or admitted in any court in this state, by the attestation of the
clerk, and the seal of the court annexed, if there be a seal,
together with a certificate of the judge, chief justice, or
presiding magistrate, that the said attestation is in due form.
And the said records and judicial proceedings, so authenticated,
shall have such faith and credit given to them in every court
within this state as they have by law or usage in the courts of the
state or jurisdiction from which they are taken. Full faith and
credit for child support orders shall be accorded by this state in
conformity with federal law.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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