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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the state of West Virginia.

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Can deeded hunting rights be revoked in WV [closed]

I own a farm in WV. My grandfather sold the hunting rights to a group of men in 1957. All of those men are now deceased. Do I have to allow the sons and grandsons of those men to continue to hunt? ...
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Can a would-be visitor be legally a tresspasser?

This is based on the thread Property Owners & Injury Liability w/ Signage (US, WV) on this site and the comments on my answer there. This is specifically about the law in West Virginia, but nswerd ...
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Property Owners & Injury Liability w/ Signage (US, WV)

Scenario The image above is an aerial view of one of our vacant estates. The area in red depicts our property while the blue dots indicate a path that pedestrians often take to avoid the dangers of X ...
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Can a landlord charge everyone for one tenant's misbehavior?

Part of my lease agreement is to cooperate in keeping the communal trash area tidy. Someone in my building, unknown who, is putting trash directly in the can outside rather than bagging their gross ...
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WV Probate court changing interpretation of will AFTER probate closed

My mother's will states that real-estate 'goes to my children' with no mention of their descendants. In the residuary estate section, it states the Residuary estate goes to my children and their ...
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My mother passed away without a will or a spouse we are now in probate, and my mother owes $80,000 on her home which is appraised for a 120,000

My mother passed away on February 5th of this year. My eldest brother signed his right away to administrate the probate. My mother had no spouse and there are only 3 heirs: me (the youngest) and 2 ...
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is estate responsible for debt of car-loan co-signed by the decedant?

My mother co-signed a car loan for her grandson ~3 years prior to her death . He defaulted on the loan and the car was repo'd AFTER her death. Can the loan company come after her WV estate for the ...
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Can an estate be forced to sell real estate to cover debt if the home was bequeathed to an adult child?

My mother died in West Virginia. I am her son and the executor of her will, in which the home was bequeathed to me. The estate has insufficient funds to pay medical and other debts. Can WV probate ...
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Is it legal for company make you use 8 hours of vacation and work for free for a small time period, each day?

I work for a contractor to the federal government in West Virginia. During a government shutdown, my company is making us use eight hours of vacation, per day, which is legal in the state of WV. ...
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