Divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life – whether a parent or a child. However, some divorces are far more amicable, faster and easier than others. Know that your divorce does not have to become the plot of a Lifetime movie because there is an easier way to end your
Vermont allows couples to file for divorce based on either fault or no-fault grounds. The fault grounds are: adultery, a prison sentence of three years or more, intolerable severity, willful desertion for at least seven years, incurable insanity, or the refusal to support the other spouse by a spouse who has the ability to provide support.
Most parents willingly support their children to the best of their ability, both emotionally and financially, whether they are married or not. When parents divorce or break up, the noncustodial parent (the one with less parenting time) usually pays child support to the custodial parent (the parent with
Abuse takes many forms, and invisible threats can be just as painful as visible scars. The unseen actions of an abusive spouse or partner are brought out in the open during a custody case and can have long-term implications for the abusive parent. Emotional or physical abuse, called “domestic violence,”
When a marriage or romantic relationship ends, most parents prove they're capable of being reasonable by agreeing on important matters like child support. However, there are some parents who can't or won't pay for their children’s expenses. This article will explain how child support is enforced in
When parents divorce or separate, the court must make an order for custody and visitation of the minor child. In Vermont, the court first determines what custody and visitation schedule is in the best interests of the child, and then makes an order for joint custody (both parents) or sole custody (one parent). If the parents cannot agree to share parental responsibilities, the court will make one parent the primary custodial parent; the other parent will be the noncustodial parent and will have visitation with the child.