Vermont Divorce

These divorce resources can help you get a divorce in Vermont. You will find VT divorce laws and child support calculation software and guidelines, as well as separation and divorce forms. You'll also be able to contact experienced divorce professionals, get domestic abuse shelter and contact information, divorce support groups, other support services as well.

You can also find addition information about getting a divorce, dealing with custody and visitation, handling your emotions, and starting over in our divorce articles section.

Vermont Family Law Attorneys
Christopher Larson
65 Grove Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Counties served: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Windsor, Windham
Phone: 802-747-4049

Getting divorced can be time-consuming and expensive. Vermont Family Law helps people navigate the complex legal system, find answers to their questions about divorce and family law, and know what to expect in court whether they have a lawyer or not. I offer flat fee divorce services and guidance because I believe everyone deserves assistance during the divorce process.

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NO-FAULT Online Divorce

If you can't afford a lawyer, but definitely need to get a divorce, you might consider filing your own divorce papers. This requires you and your spouse to be able to work out a mutual agreement on everything. If that's possible, you can use an online service to prepare and customize all your paperwork. 3stepDivorce offers this capability and is one of the most reputable divorce document services on the internet. They offer great customer support and you'll get access to numerous references which discuss many divorce issues. Find out more about this online option for getting a Vermont divorce today.

Division of Retirement Plans

QDRO Specialists - QdroDesk is an industry proven service that provides online QDRO preparation for divorcing couples and family lawyers. The smart question and answer interface makes it easy to prepare accurate documents ready for court approval and submission.

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts

Jo Ann Thibault and Associates
457 Mill Pond Rd
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: (802) 861-7988
Areas Served: Statewide

As a CDFA Jo Ann shows clients different scenario’s so they can make informed financial decisions during the divorce. She also helps then figure out their financial future after their divorce. Call Jo Ann today.

Jo Ann Thibault is a Registered Equity Services, Inc. Representative and Investment Adviser Representative. Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, 802.864.6819. Jo Ann offers securities, and is also insurance licensed in VT. Jo Ann Thibault & Associates and all other entities are independent of Equity Services, Inc. TC79271(0414)

Lori Lustberg, Esq. LLC
Divorce Financial Analysis and Conflict Mediation
Shelburne, Vermont
Phone: (802) 233-9848

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, lawyer, and certified mediator, Lori Lustberg strives to help her clients make the best financial decisions during their divorce. Using her legal background and understanding of effective communication, Lori helps couples work through their issues to reach an agreement that is fair.

After going through her own amicable divorce and given her background in law, she understands the importance of open communication and reaching a peaceful resolution in a divorce. She helps her clients get a clear picture of their financial needs so they can understand the short and long-term consequences of their decisions.

Parenting Services

Coping with Separation and Divorce program (COPE)
This is a parenting education program offered by UVM Extension in collaboration with the VT Courts Family Division. Parents learn about divorce and separation affect children and ways to ease the transition and avoid some of the pitfalls of co-parenting. The COPE program is often required for parents of minor children who are going through a legal separation or divorce. Call 1-800-639-2130 for more information.

Domestic Abuse Programs

VT Network Against Domestic Violence - Shelters, hotlines and member programs

Vermont Divorce Laws

If you are considering or have started a divorce in Vermont, you will need to make important decisions concerning the custody, support, and care of your children. You'll also need to decide how assets and debts will be decided. Most couples are able to reach an agreement on these things without having to take the case to court. If you do end up having to go to court to settle the issues in your case, a judge will first apply the laws of the state before making a decision. Before reaching this point, you should review the relevant divorce statutes to know which procedures need to be followed and how your case could possibly be decided. The links below can help you access this information.

General Information about Divorce from the Family Court of Vermont

VT Online Divorce Statutes - Domestic Relations
Location of specific sections Title 15: Domestic Relations:

  • Void marriage (Ch 11: § 511)
  • Ground for annulment (Ch 11: § 512)
  • Residency requirements for divorce or annulment (Ch 11: § 592)
  • Where to file for a divorce or annulment (Ch 11: § 593)
  • Grounds for divorce (Ch 11: § 551)
  • Legal separation (Ch 11: § 555)
  • Division of the marital estate (Ch 11: § 751)
  • Alimony / spousal support / maintenance (Ch 11: § 752)
  • Name change / resumption of maiden name (Ch 11: § 558)
  • Child custody (Ch 11: § 665)
  • Parent-child contact in cases involving domestic violence (Ch11: § 665a)
  • Child support (Ch 11: § 658)
  • Child support in split or shared custody situations (Ch 11: § 657)
  • Child support adjustments (Ch 11: § 659)
  • Wage withholding orders (Ch 11: § 785)

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