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Online Divorce in Vermont
For those seeking an inexpensive divorce in the state of Vermont, online divorce is an easy, affordable and fast solution. Online divorce may be appropriate for couples who have an uncontested case. The step-by-step process of preparing divorce documents at Onlinedivorce.com makes it easy on you. We help prepare all of the necessary divorce forms and provide detailed written instructions on how to file your divorce in Vermont.
Our divorce documents preparation service can be a perfect solution for those who want to have their divorce papers completed quickly and stress-free. Even though Vermont has unique divorce forms and filing requirements, our online system can provide you with exactly what you need and provide instructions on how to file. We have helped thousands of people prepare their divorce documents for filing.
If you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce and want an amicable dissolution to your marriage, why should the process get drawn out and why should you spend money on lawyers? Online divorce is often cheaper, quicker and easier.
Online divorce is the perfect option if you want to save money or if you hope to have your divorce quickly finalized so you can get on with your life. Preparing documents for divorce online in Vermont is quickly becoming very popular because you can complete the documents in the comfort of your home. Even if you think your case is too complex because you have children, own your own home or have other assets, you may still be able to prepare your documents online. Just start with our simple questionnaire, and we’ll provide you instructions for each step of the way.
Finally, you don’t have to worry - our process is 100% secure. We protect your information and nothing is filed until you submit the divorce papers to the courthouse yourself. Filing for divorce in Vermont with the Onlinedivorce.com system can be a simple solution to a difficult situation.
When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we help you fill out your divorce paperwork using a simple online questionnaire. You can fill it out alone or with the assistance of your spouse. Then, you will need to get a signature from your spouse and you can file the divorce forms with your local court. In Vermont, you will typically file with the courthouse in the county in which you currently reside. If a petitioner is not currently a resident, but a defendant is, divorce is typically filed in the county where the defendant resides.
The actual filing process is explained in our detailed court-filing instructions that we provide along with your completed divorce forms. You can also obtain assistance from your local courthouse by calling or stopping by.
After the initial filing, you may need to follow up if there are any issues with your documents. When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we allow you to make small adjustments to your forms as requested by the court at no additional charge. Our goal is to help you obtain your divorce with as little hassle and stress as possible using our online divorce documents preparation service.
Every state has specific requirements regarding residency for the finalization of a divorce, and Vermont is no exception. If you wish to file for divorce in Vermont, one or the other spouse must live in the state with proven residency for at least six months before filing. Usually, this would be the spouse that chooses to file for divorce. Also, before the the court grants the divorce, one spouse must have been a resident for a full year. While this one year time period isn't a "waiting period" as such, it can mean that you and your spouse will need to wait for some time before the divorce can be finalized.
There are many ways to prove that residency has been established. The easiest way is if one or both spouses have a valid and in-date Vermont driver’s license, ID card or voter’s registration card which was issued at least six months before filing for divorce. If this is not the case, it may be possible to establish residency, by having someone who knows you or your spouse testify that you have lived in the state for at least six months. Additionally, it may be possible to use an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness form, and it should serve as proof you’ve lived in the state a minimum of six months.
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Valid grounds to get divorce in Vermont
Grounds for an online divorce using OnlineDivorce.com are the same as they would be for any divorce within the State of Vermont. Grounds are merely the reason for divorce, and the state must approve them.
Vermont’s no-fault grounds for divorce include living in different locations (which is legally called separate and apart without cohabitation) for at least six months without a significant resumption of marital relations.
Vermont’s fault-based grounds for divorce include, but are not limited to, adultery, abandonment (willful desertion for at least seven years), cruel and inhuman treatment and gross neglect. The problem with filing fault-based divorce is that the grounds must be proven, while the no-fault divorce is not usually expected to be proven (as long as both spouses agree to it.)
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Custody of the child in Vermont
The Vermont court system recognizes that in most cases a child or children’s best interests served if both parents are involved with their upbringing after a divorce. When the parents craft an agreement regarding legal and physical responsibility, the court will usually accept it as long as the agreement appears to be in the child’s best interests. The Vermont courts do not typically award either joint legal or physical custody if they are required to determine custody in contested cases.
Child custody (either joint or sole) is awarded in contested situations based on the interests of the child after consideration of relevant factors, which may include:
The wishes of both parents;
Any adjustment that the child may have to his or her home, community, and school;
The relationship of the child with siblings, parents, and other family members;
The disposition and ability of each parents to provide affection, love, and guidance;
The ability of the parents to give the children needed food, medical care, clothing, assorted material needs, and a safe environment to live and thrive;
The ability that the parents have to meet the present and future developmental needs of the children;
The ability of the parents to foster a positive relationship and frequent and continuing contact with the other parent, including physical contact unless it will result in harm to the child or parent;
The child’s relationship with the parent who would be a primary care provider, assuming the child’s age and development; and
The ability of the two parents to communicate with each other, cooperate and make decisions jointly for the children regarding shared parental rights and responsibilities.
Neither of the parents will be assumed to have superior rights as far as custody is concerned. Additionally, no preference is to be given to one parent over the other because of each parent’s sex. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 3A, Section 664].
Rules for child support in Vermont
Vermont’s standard child support guidelines apply in almost all cases. Both spouses’ income and many of the child related expenses are considered when calculating child support obligations. In the State of Vermont, child support obligations will continue until the child or children reaches age eighteen, and those support payments smay extend through the completion of the child’s secondary education. Child support is usually paid by wage assignment.
Health insurance coverage for the child may be required. The court may require wage withholding. Every child support order must be made subject to a wage assignment after delinquency and at that point the payment may need to be made to the registry in the Office of Child Support, unless the situation is a recognized exception according to the rules posted in Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 33, Section 4103. You can find the official child support guidelines available from the Vermont Department of Human Services. These are presumed to be correct, unless they are proved unfair under the circumstances. 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].
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Rules for spousal support in Vermont
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is sometimes ordered by the court to help one spouse live in a manner established during marriage after the divorce. Assistance may be decided upon by the couple together before filing or may be awarded by the court in a contested case. The court may award rehabilitative (short-term) or more permanent alimony to either of the spouses in either lump-sum payments or as monthly/yearly payments or both. Many factors are considered in the awarding of spousal support a few of these are:
Whether the spouse seeking alimony has childcare requirements that make it difficult to seek employment;
The time and expense that is necessary to obtain education and training for the spouse to find a fulfilling job as well as that spouse’s earning capacity;
Length of the marriage;
Financial resources of the spouses as compared to each other
Tax consequences for each spouse;
The current age of each spouse;
Physical, mental and emotional states of the spouses;
What vocational skills and employability the spouse has who is seeking alimony;
Any custodial and child support responsibilities which may exist;
The educational level of each person--both at the time of divorce and at the time of marriage;
Any cost for the education of minor children as well as of healthcare for the spouse and the small children;
The decided upon distribution of marital property;
Any existing legal obligations of the spouses for supporting others;
The current employment and other income of each spouse;
Whether either spouse has foregone opportunities during the marriage in support of the other spouse;
The standard of living established during the marriage;
Additional financial and other contribution to aid the training or education, career, or earning capacity of the other spouse;
Necessary financial requirements of each spouse; and
Other factors the county court sees as just and equitable.
The court may require security for any maintenance payments. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 6, Sections 752 and 757].
Property division in Vermont
When a couple decides to divorce in Vermont, they must split their property in a fair and agreeable manner. When the couple agrees upon the split themselves, the court will usually go along with anything decided, assuming it is fair and in the best interests of any children that may be involved in the divorce.
Vermont is an “equitable distribution” state. The spouses’ property is subject to division on an equitable basis, without regard to when it was acquired or who holds the title, this is to include gifts and inheritances. A few of the factors that may be considered are:
The contribution that each spouse made to the acquisition of property, including the contribution a spouse may have made while serving as a homemaker;
The monetary value of each spouse’s property;
The duration of the marriage;
The age and overall health of the spouses;
The jobs held by the spouses;
The sources and amounts of income of the spouses;
Any additional vocational skills of the spouses;
The continuing employability of the spouses;
The debts and ongoing needs of each spouse and any opportunity each has for future acquisition of assets and income;
Whether the property award would be instead of as an addition to maintenance;
How, when and by whom any property was acquired;
The merits that each spouse offers;
The burdens that either spouse takes on for the benefit of the children;
Custodial provisions made for the children, such as awarding the family home to the parent with custody of any children;
The conduct of spouses over the course of the marriage; and
Any contribution that one spouse makes to the education, training and/or increased earning power of the other. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 6, Section 751].
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Mediation support in Vermont
If there is a pending divorce, either spouse may choose to file a motion requesting mediation of any and all disputed issues. The parties may decide to submit any of these issues to mediation before the initiation of divorce proceedings. This insures that the case proceeds in court on an uncontested basis.
For those seeking to prepare their divorce papers using OnlineDivorce.com, utilizing divorce mediation can be a great tool to smooth out disagreements and prevent the case from going to court. This can be the simplest way to assure a fast, easy and affordable online divorce.
Divorce forms in Vermont
Vermont forms produced by OnlineDivorce.com are court approved divorce forms. We have automated the process of filling them out to simplify matters and avoid any difficulties which may occur with filling out paperwork alone. By utilizing OnlineDivorce.com, you can simplify the process of preparing divorce documents and help both parties to move forward with their lives.
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Filing fees for divorce in Vermont
When you file your divorce papers, the court will charge filing fees that may vary by county. These costs are in addition to the cost of using OnlineDivorce.com. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.
How long it will take
The use of the OnlineDivorce.com service usually takes between 30 minutes and two hours or more depending on the complexity of your case. You’ll start filling out the questionnaire immediately and can either complete it in one sitting, or you can save your progress and complete it at a later date if that is more convenient for you.
Once you’ve gotten the documents complete, you will need to file them and get your spouse’s signature. You’ll have more information regarding the finalization of your divorce case once you complete your paperwork and submit it with the clerk of courts.
Here is how OnlineDivorce.com makes completing divorce papers easier:
We provide the full divorce packet required by the local court - clients do not need to drive to their local courthouse to get the blank forms or search for the right divorce forms online. In rare cases, local county forms can vary in color, paper material, size, or bar code, so they may need to be obtained directly from the county clerk's office.
We complete the necessary forms for clients based on their answers given in a simple guided online interview - clients do not need to understand family law or read through complicated instructions to figure out how to fill out the forms themselves.
We give detailed, easy to follow step-by-step instructions for filing a divorce with the court - so the client knows exactly what to do to get his/her divorce finalized.
We provide unlimited technical support - if a client needs assistance through the online process, he/she can always reach out to us via phone, email, or live chat, and we'll do our best to help.
We save our clients time and money - if divorcing spouses agree regarding the terms of their divorce, they typically don’t have to pay thousands to a lawyer to handle their divorce forms and don't need to spend hours trying to do it all by themselves.
We guarantee 100% court approval on divorce papers prepared through our website or your money back - we have 21 years of experience in completing divorce forms so clients can be sure the court will accept their documents without issues.
With a contested divorce, spouses will have to go through numerous steps before the divorce is finalized, including:
prepare, file, and serve (deliver) the divorce petition
respond to the petition
interview and hire an attorney
pre-trial legal motions and hearings
settlement proposals and negotiations between attorneys
if settlement fails, prepare for and complete a court trial
appeal, if you dispute the trial judge’s decision(s)
Prepare to pay exorbitant attorney's fees - at least $2000-3000 depending on your case’s complexity.
Hourly rates vary with different attorneys and average $250-300 per hour. In rural areas, attorneys
may charge less. However, if you live in a large city, local attorneys may charge up to $1000 per hour.
At first glance, using such sites may look like an easy way to go, but it may turn into additional
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long processing times - do you like waiting?
inexperienced and poorly-trained customer support
not user-friendly technology
lack of guidance during the process
hidden fees, e.g., for any, even the simplest, revisions
outdated divorce forms causing court rejection
Did you know that some online divorce providers have virtual addresses in the US because they are
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