The family unit is perhaps the most important "organization" in most people's lives; and while much of what we do in our own homes among family members is private, a whole set of state laws impacts families on a regular basis. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the family laws of West Virginia, with authoritative descriptions of the law written for non-attorneys. This section includes articles on the procedures for getting a marriage license, getting a divorce, adopting a child, determining child custody, and other family-related events. In addition, you'll find information about child abuse, protective orders, and much more. Click on a link below to learn more about West Virginia's family laws.