Legal Assistance

Bureau of Child Support Enforcement

Address: 350 Capitol Street, Room 147, Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 800-249-3778

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday Closed


Family Court

Address: 213 North Court Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840

Phone: 304-574-3393

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Saturday and Sunday Closed

Services: Family court judges hear cases involving divorce; annulment; separate maintenance; paternity; grandparent visitation; issues involving allocation of parental responsibility; and family support proceedings, except those incidental to child abuse and neglect proceedings. Family court judges also hold final hearings in domestic violence civil proceedings.


Fayette County Public Defender

Address: 102 Fayette Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840

Phone: 304-574-2583

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday Closed

Human Rights Commission

Address: 1321 Plaza East, Room 108A, Charleston WV 25301-1400

Phone: 304-558-2616

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm. Saturday and Sunday Closed


Legal Aid of WV

Address: 115 South Kanawha Street, #B, Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 304-255-0561

Services: With over 100 full-time staff in 12 offices, Legal Aid of West Virginia is the state’s primary provider of civil legal aid and advocacy services.  Our mission is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us –  low-income families, seniors, victims of domestic violence, the disabled – have an equal shot at justice, in the courtroom and in their communities. 


Mountain State Justice

Address: 1217 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 304-344-3144

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday Closed

Services: Mountain State Justice provides aggressive legal advocacy on behalf of low-income West Virginians to ensure access to the civil justice system for the vindication and protection of their rights.


Office of the Attorney General

Address: State Capitol Complex, Bldg. 1, Room E-26, Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304-558-2021


Women’s Resource Center

Address: PO Box 1476, Beckley, WV 25802

Phone: 304-255-2559 or Toll Free 1-888-825-7836

Fax: 304-255-1585


Services: Women’s Resource Center operates a 36-bed shelter (largest in the state) that has been housing victims of domestic and sexual violence since 1983. They offer temporary emergency shelter, crisis intervention, individual therapeutic counseling, legal, personal, medical and systems advocacy, individual case management, 24 hour crisis hotline, information and referral, service planning and safety planning, support groups and programs to assist child witness and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.