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Either spouse must have been a resident of Vermont for at least six months before the divorce is filed. Additionally, either spouse must have been a resident for one year before the divorce is made final. In cases involving child custody, there is a six-month waiting period after the defendant has been served with the divorce papers before a hearing will be held. The divorce may be filed for in any county where either or both of the spouses reside. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 3, Sections 592 and 593 and Vermont Rules for Family Proceedings; Rule 4].
There are mainly two reasons of divorce in Vermont those are fault and general.In order to file for divorce in Vermont, the proper grounds must be established. Both spouses are involved in establishing these grounds, and both must substantiate and agree upon these, unless the divorcing spouse is trying to prove otherwise to the court.
No-fault grounds for a divorce in Vermontinclude:
· Living separate and apart without cohabitation for 6 consecutive months and the resumption of marital relations is not reasonably probable. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 2, Section 555].
General reasons fordivorce in Vermontinclude:
Joint or sole child custody may be awarded based on the best interests of the child and upon a consideration of all relevant factors, including the following:
Neither parent is assumed to have a superior right to have custody. No preference to be given because of parent’s sex. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 3A, Section 664].
Vermont is an “equitable distribution” state. All of the spouses’ property is subject to being divided on an equitable basis, regardless of when it was acquired or how the title is held, including any gifts and inheritances. The factors to be considered are:
Either spouse may be ordered to pay maintenance to the other, without regard to marital fault. The maintenance may be rehabilitative (temporary) or permanent and will be awarded if the court finds that the spouse seeking maintenance:
The factors to be considered are:
The court may require security for any maintenance payments. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 6, Sections 752 and 757].
Either or both of the parents may be required to pay child support, based on a consideration of the following factors:
Health insurance coverage for the child may be ordered to be provided. The court may require security or wage withholding. Every order of child support must be made subject to a wage assignment in the event of delinquency and require the payments to be made to the registry in the Office of Child Support, unless the situation falls under an exception to the rules shown in Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 33, Section 4103. There are official child support guidelines available from the Vermont Department of Human Services which are presumed to be correct, unless they are shown to be unfair under the circumstances. There is an official child support computation worksheet available. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 3A, Sections 653 to 669, Chapter 11, Subchapter 3A, Section 757, and Chapter 11, Subchapter 7, Sections 781 to 783, Title 33, Part 3, Chapter 41, Section 4103, and Vermont Rules for Family Proceedings; Rule 4].
If one of the spouses denies under oath that they have lived apart for the required period, the court may delay the proceedings for 30 to 60 days and suggest that the spouses seek counseling. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 2, Section 552].START Your Divorce Process Now!
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