CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County resident has won a free divorce from a contest provided by the Webb Law Firm.
This was the Free Valentine's Day Divorce contest's third year and Steven Hedrick was chosen as the winner.
Charles "Rusty" Webb said Hedrick was the first man to win the contest.
"We've been doing the contest for three years and he is the first man to win," Webb said. "His story was the most compelling from all the applicants we reviewed."
Webb said he does the free Valentine's Day divorce as a public service because for many unhappy married people, the holiday is the worst day of the year.
"I choose the person who will benefit the most from the service," Webb said. "This year that was Mr. Hedrick."
The free divorce was limited to an uncontested, no-fault divorce with no or minimal child custody issues.
While the service is free, Hedrick will be responsible for all fees, costs and expenses associated with the divorce.
Hedrick was notified he was the winner and met with Webb on Feb. 23.
Christina Berry, from Putnam County, and Michelle Brock, from Cabell County, were the 2008 and 2009 contest winners.
For more information about the Webb Law Firm, call 304-344-9322 or go to www.rustywebb.com.