Burnett v. Burnett

In Burnett v. Burnett, 208 W. Va. 748, 542 S.E.2d 911, 916-918 (2000), the Court concluded that a West Virginia order requiring a husband to pay child support to his wife was not superseded by a later Arkansas order granting the husband a divorce. The Court ruled in Burnett, at Syllabus Point 1, that the right of a West Virginia citizen to seek child and spousal support from a West Virginia court "is not superseded by a subsequent divorce decree obtained in a foreign state where the foreign state did not have in personam jurisdiction over both parties."