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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Putnam County Family Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Putnam County, West Virginia, and resources applicable to all courts in West Virginia.
Forms and related information
Consumer Protection Forms and Information
Information about consumer protection, including complaint forms and instructions, is provided by the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.
Crime Victims Compensation Application
View instructions and the required form to apply to the West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission (formerly Court of Claims) for crime victim compensation.
Online Court Forms
View and download Family Court, Magistrate Court, domestic violence, guardianship, involuntary commitment, expungement, fee waiver, and civil case forms for use in West Virginia courts.
Self help, legal research, general information
Approved Family Court Mediators
View a directory of court-approved Family Court mediators by county.
Family Court Guide
A guide to family court actions in West Virginia, including divorce, mediation, and parenting plans.
Family Court Mediation
View information about mediation in West Virginia Family Courts, which can help parties resolve shared parenting disputes without a trial.
Child Support Services
The West Virginia Bureau for Child Support Enforcement offers information and services related to child support, including how to get a child support order, paternity establishment, locating absent parents, and interstate cases.
Court Rules and Procedure
View Circuit, Family, and Magistrate Court Rules, and rules governing attorneys and judges.
Crime Victim Compensation Information
View information about making a claim with the West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission (formerly Court of Claims) for compensation as a victim of crime.
Domestic Violence Protective Orders
Information and instructions about filing for court protection from domestic abuse and information about community support resources.
Guardian/Conservator Online Training
Complete an online training and testing program to become certified as a guardian or conservator in West Virginia courts.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal Aid of West Virginia provides an online library of information and resources organized by topic.
State Law Library
View information about the West Virginia State Law Library, including hours, location, an online catalog, and available services and materials.
West Virginia Code
Search the West Virginia Code by keyword or browse the Table of Contents by chapter, article, and section.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Domestic Abuse Resources by County
Search a directory of shelters and women's resource agencies by county.
Find Legal Help
View information on finding legal assistance in West Virginia, including identifying the type of case you have, locations of local legal services and resources available, and links to other sources of legal help.
Free Legal Assistance from Mountain State Justice
Mountain State Justice offers free legal assistance to low-income West Virginians experiencing problems in the areas of foreclosure, predatory lending, fraud and other consumer issues, special education, health care, civil rights, and workers' rights.
Free Legal Assistance from WVU College of Law
West Virginia University College of Law provides free legal help in the areas of family law, entrepreneurship, immigration, land use, and tax. The clinic also offers a Veterans Assistance Project and an Innocence Project to assist those wrongly convicted of crimes.
Free Legal Help for Seniors
West Virginial Senior Legal Aid offers free legal services and information for low-income West Virginia residents age 60 and over.
Legal Aid of West Virginia provides free civil legal services to low-income West Virginians. A directory of local Legal Aid offices, information about types of cases handled, an online application, and links to additional resources are included.
Public Defender Services
The West Virginia Public Defender provides free and reduced-cost representation to low income individuals who require criminal defense, juvenile abuse and neglect defense, and mental health advocacy.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the West Virginia Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name and county.
Complaints About Lawyers
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel offers information about disciplinary procedures, including how to file a a complaint against a lawyer, a downloadable complaint form, legal ethics opinions, and recent disciplinary decisions.
The West Virginia State Bar offers a lawyer referral service by practice area and location.