West Virginia Judiciary

Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Court

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  1. Motions to Disqualify

Motions to Disqualify
  1. The procedure for disqualification of family court judges shall be the same as that set forth in Trial Court Rules for Trial Courts of Record, Rule17.
  2. Assignments to hear emergency matters pending a ruling; assignments in the event of disqualification. The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals may assign another family court judge, a former family law master or family court judge, circuit court judge or senior status circuit court judge to hear emergency matters pending a ruling. In the event a disqualification motion is granted the chief justice shall promptly assign another family court judge, a former family law master or family court judge, circuit court judge or senior status circuit court judge to preside over the case.

[Amended by order adopted November 27, 2001, effective January 1, 2002 and by order entered and effective December 1, 2005.]