Vermont allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
Vermont Residency Requirements
A divorce may be filed in Vermont if either spouse has resided within the state for a period of six months or more, but a divorce cannot be finalized until at least one spouse has resided in the state one year immediately before the final hearing. Temporary absence from the state because of illness, employment, military service, or other legitimate and bona fide cause, does not affect the accrual of these time requirements.
Grounds For Divorce
A divorce can be obtained on no-fault grounds in Vermont when the spouses have lived apart from each other for six (6) consecutive months and the court finds that the resumption of marital relations is not reasonably probable.
Filing Your Vermont Divorce
The basic steps for filing for a divorce in Vermont are as follows:
- You file the Complaint for Divorce and upon receiving a copy of the Complaint, your spouse signs an Acceptance of Service.
- Both spouses sign the Final Stipulation agreeing to all terms concerning property and debt as well as the care and custody of any minor children.
- The Judge will prepare and sign an Order ending the marriage and approving the terms of the parties' Final Stipulation.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
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