Also See: Vermont Marriage Laws
Statute: Vermont State Divorce Code (Title 15, Chapter 11): leg.state.vt.us
Residency: Either party must be a resident of the state for at least six months year prior to filing and must be a resident of the state for at least one year before the final decree is granted
Property Distribution: Vermont relies on “equitable distribution” so the court will distribute the marital property “in an equitable manner if the parties can’t agree on their own. Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution. Fault may be considered.
Alimony: Alimony may be awarded to either party at the discretion of the court. Fault is not considered.