Wight v. Wight

In Wight v. Wight, 168 W. Va. 334, 284 S.E.2d 625 (1981), the appellant argued that the appellee's cohabitation should relieve the appellant from the obligation of continuing to pay support. The Court examined the governing statute at that time, West Virginia Code 48-2-15 (1980), and concluded that the statute "makes no reference to the conduct of the parties after the granting of a divorce. Rather it makes their financial circumstances and needs and the requirements of justice the factors to be considered in determining whether an alimony award should be modified." 168 W. Va. at 337, 284 S.E.2d at 626-27.