J.B. v. A.B

In J.B. v. A.B., 161 W.Va. 332, 345, 242 S.E.2d 248, 256 (1978), the Court stated that "the award of child custody, however, should not be an exercise in the punishment of an offending spouse. In punishing the offending spouse one may also punish the innocent child, and our law will not tolerate that result."