Southern West Virginia Family Law

When you are fighting through a divorce or pursuing an adoption, you have one thing in mind: hope. Summersville attorney Anthony Selbe takes his experience from the rough and chaotic world of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to the Family Courts of Nicholas, Braxton, Fayette, Raleigh, and Greenbrier Counties in West Virginia.




Divorce is hard. It’s messy. And it hurts. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t come out on the other side of it with some dignity and hope. Summersville Attorney Anthony Selbe has experience resolving simple, uncontested divorces, and complex and contentious divorces. 

Everyone loves stories with happy endings. Attorney Selbe is no different. Adoptions are by far his favorite time to step into a courtroom. He has litigated both consented and contested adoptions, from trial court all the way through the appellate process. 

Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Gray Divorces


If there is one good way to screw up a divorce, this is it. Most retirement plans are federally regulated under ERISA and require a Qualified Domestic Relations Order before funds are protected or disbursed. And a failure to cross all the “t’s” and dot all the “i’s” can result in you losing tens of thousands of dollars… or more. Forever. Attorney Selbe has successfully guided QDROs through family court for union pensions, 401ks, and federal pensions and savings plans, with many plans exceeding $1 million in benefits. And every one of his QDRO clients safely walked away with their share.

Gray divorces are becoming more common. Unlike a divorce where the parties are younger, they are unlikely to involve custody issues. However, they are more likely to involve complex financial issues. If you are in Nicholas, Braxton, Fayette, Raleigh, Greenbrier, or Kanawha County and find yourself facing a divorce in your golden years, let Attorney Selbe guide you through the process to protect your finances.