Since you and your spouse are parents, the court will resolve child custody and support issues as part of the divorce. This is in addition to other marital matters, such as property and debt division and alimony. To gather as much information about your family as possible, the courts in West Virginia will require you to submit several documents in addition to your divorce petition, some of which will require your child's social security number.
When Child's Social Security Number Is Required
To get divorced in West Virginia, you must file a divorce petition and several other forms with the court. Since you're a parent, you will have more paperwork to complete than spouses without children, including a child-support income withholding form, parent education form and proposed parenting plan. The forms that require your child's social security number are the divorce petition, your spouse's answer to the petition, child support income withholding form, financial statements, and the parenting plan that must be submitted to the court.