Family Lawyer in Morgantown and North Central West Virginia

Guidance and Representation in Family Law Cases Available 24/7

Family law encompasses legal issues and matters that involve family relationships, such as marriage, adoption, child custody, and divorce. These cases are complex and can be mentally and physically draining for the people involved.

Attorney Ed Rollo has decades of experience when it comes to the complexities and sensitivities involved in family law cases. We will be with you at every stage of your case. Our aim is to provide top-notch and personalized services to help clients navigate through these difficult situations. 

Are you in need of legal representation for your family law case? Look no further than Attorney Ed Rollo. Contact our firm at (304) 449-3504.

Family Law Services


Divorce is a legal process that officially ends a marriage. Our services encompass a range of divorce cases. We handle both uncontested and contested divorces. These also include cases that involve complicated financial holdings or high net worth.


Adoption is a legal process by which a person or a couple becomes the legal parent of a child who is not biologically related to them. Adopting a child can be a life-changing experience and an emotional journey. Our firm can help you navigate through the legal process and ensure that your adoption is successful. 

We handle both domestic and international adoptions and are here to guide you every step of the way.

Child Custody

Child custody is a legal term used to describe the rights and responsibilities of parents. When parents are unable to agree on a child custody arrangement, a court will intervene to determine the best interests of the child. 

These cases can be intense and contentious, which is why it is essential to have a skilled child custody lawyer on your side.

Rollo Law Offices knows the importance of protecting the best interests of the child. We will work with you to develop a child custody arrangement that meets your needs and the needs of your child. Our experience includes cases involving joint custody, sole custody, and shared custody.

Child Support

Child support is the financial obligation that parents must provide for their children upon separation. Child support payments are intended to cover a child's basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. 

In West Virginia, child support is determined by a set of guidelines that take into account several factors, including the income of both parents and the number of children involved.

We have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you navigate the child support process. Child support can be a sensitive issue, and we are committed to fighting for your rights and interests. We will work with you to ensure that the child support order is fair and equitable, taking into account your financial situation and the needs of your child.

Divorce in West Virginia

Divorce is never easy, and navigating the legal process can be overwhelming. We understand the emotional and financial strain that divorce can put on a family and are here to help guide you through the process.

In West Virginia, there are two types of divorce: fault and no-fault. A no-fault divorce means the marriage is irretrievably broken, and there are no grounds for divorce. A fault divorce, on the other hand, requires that one party prove that the other is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage.

You can rely on us to help you with your divorce process and determine which type of divorce is right for you. We can assist with everything from filing the necessary paperwork to representing you in court.

One of the biggest concerns for couples going through a divorce is the division of property. West Virginia is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital property is divided fairly but not necessarily equally. We can help ensure that your assets are divided fairly and that you receive your fair share of any marital property.

Another major issue in divorce is child custody. We are well aware of the importance of protecting your relationship with your children and can help you negotiate a custody or visitation agreement that works for you and your family. This also includes helping ensure that child support payments are fair and reasonable.

Based on our experience, every divorce is unique, which is why we strive to provide top-notch counsel and legal representation to each of our clients. We are committed to helping you achieve a favorable outcome and move forward with your life.

If you are considering divorce or have already begun the process, contact Attorney Ed Rollo at (304) 449-3504 to schedule a consultation.

Child Custody Law in West Virginia

In Virginia, both parents of a child generally have equal rights to physical and legal custody. The law doesn't give preference to either parent but mandates regular contact with both parents – when appropriate. However, it's essential to note that if a parent has a history of abuse against a family member, this equal custody right will not apply to them.

What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

Family lawyers handle legal matters related to family relationships. The work involves dealing with issues like divorce, separation, child custody and adoption, financial settlements, and more.

When working on a divorce case, family lawyers are responsible for gathering information from clients, collecting financial evidence, preparing legal documentation, negotiating settlements, and advocating for their clients in court hearings. They may also work with counselors and other professionals to help clients reach agreements outside of court. 

In cases involving children, family lawyers may represent parents or children in care proceedings or disputes over residency and contact.

Family lawyers may counsel clients on pre-nuptial agreements or on the grounds of civil partnership dissolution. 

Other cases include adoption, paternity, reproductive rights, emancipation, or other issues not related to divorce. They may also oversee family properties, attend mediation meetings, and offer legal advice on a variety of matters.

Many focus on specific practice areas such as housing law, mediation and collaboration law, and immigration and asylum law. With their experience, family lawyers can help clients tackle legal issues related to their family relationships.

Compassionate Legal Support for Your Family Law Needs

At Rollo Law Offices, we understand that family law matters can be emotionally challenging and legally complex. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal support to individuals and families in Morgantown and North Central West Virginia. Whether you are facing a divorce, seeking to adopt a child, or navigating child custody and support issues, we are here to guide and represent you every step of the way.

When you choose Rollo Law Offices for your family law needs, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention to your unique situation
  • Clear and honest communication throughout the legal process
  • Experienced representation in and out of the courtroom
  • 24/7 availability for urgent legal matters

Let us help you navigate the complexities of family law with empathy and expertise. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards resolving your family law concerns.

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What Past Clients Had to Say

Reviews & Testimonials
    "He has our highest recommendation."

    We were very lucky to have Ed as our lawyer. He has our highest recommendation.

    - Mike D.
    "We feel confident that he is able to handle our concerns and any concerns we would have in the future."

    With recent conversations with Mr.Rollo, my family has found him to be of great help concerning our legal questions, and leading us in the right direction to resolve the matter presented to him.

    - John B.

Why Choose Rollo Law Offices

Selecting a family lawyer to represent you is not an easy decision. Below are some reasons to choose our firm.

  1. Experienced and Skilled Lawyer. Attorney Rollo brings decades of experience handling family law cases. You can be certain that you’re working with someone who has accumulated skills and knowledge over the years. Aside from his practice, he is also a professor at the West Virginia University College of Law. You can rest assured that you will be guided and defended by a lawyer who is highly qualified to handle even the most complex cases. 
  2. More Personal Approach. We know that every case is unique, so we make it a point to take a personalized approach to every client we represent. We take the time to get to know our clients, listen to their needs, and tailor legal services to meet their specific goals.
  3. Compassionate Representation. We understand, from experience, that family law cases can be emotionally charged and challenging for our clients. That's why we offer compassionate representation, ensuring that clients feel heard, respected, and supported throughout the legal process.

4. Cost-Effective Legal Solutions. Rollo Law Offices offers cost-effective legal solutions. We will work with you to find the most practical and efficient approach to your legal matter.

5. Results-Driven Representation. Our approach is results-driven, and we are committed to fighting for you every step of the way. 

6. 24/7 Availability. Communication is a top priority for us, so we make it a point to keep our clients informed throughout every step of the legal process. We are always available to answer questions and provide updates, ensuring that clients are fully informed about their cases.

7. Local Knowledge. We are based in Morgantown, West Virginia, and have a deep understanding of the local legal landscape, which allows us to provide my clients with the most effective legal representation possible.

We strive to provide our clients with high-quality legal representation and unwavering commitment. Our aim is to help you achieve your objectives throughout every stage of the legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is child custody determined in West Virginia?
    In West Virginia, child custody is determined by considering factors such as the child's best interests, the parents' wishes, and the child's relationship with each parent.
  • What are the legal requirements for getting a divorce in West Virginia?
    To get a divorce in West Virginia, at least one spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least one year prior to filing, and the grounds for divorce must be established.
  • How is child support calculated in West Virginia?
    Child support in West Virginia is calculated based on several factors, including each parent's income, the child's needs, and the amount of time each parent spends with the child.
  • What is the difference between legal and physical custody?
    Legal custody refers to a parent's right to make important decisions about a child's upbringing, such as education and medical care. Physical custody refers to where the child lives and spends the majority of their time.
  • How can I get started with Rollo Law Offices?
    Simply give us a call at (304) 486-3610 to schedule a consultation. We will be here to listen to your situation, answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance on next steps.

What Makes Attorney Ed Rollo Different?

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