STEP 4 - You should meet with your spouse with copies of your tax returns for the previous 3 years in order to fill out the following forms:
- 1*Financial Disclosure Statement
- 2*Marital Settlement Agreement
*IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN - Ask the clerk about the Parental Education classes you need to complete. The clerk will have a list of credited programs that you will need to get a certificate from after successful completion.
After waiting at least 20 days from the date you filed the forms on Step 2, you can file these forms at the clerk's office and schedule a court hearing date. Before going to the clerk's office, remember a Notice of Hearing form to fill in the date of the hearing and file the form. You will need a copy of the filed form to send to you spouse.
STEP 5 - Go to your court hearing with all your filed documents and as long as the Judge sees that you have completed all the steps successfully your Final Order for Divorce will be signed. After 3 days, your divorce will be made official. At this point, your divorce is complete in the State of West Virginia.
*NAME CHANGE - If you are seeking to change your name after divorce in West Virginia here is a resource.