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Can I File for Divorce in Vermont?

What Are the Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in Vermont?
The state of Vermont has unique residency requirements for people who wish to file for divorce. You must meet these state-specific requirements prior to filing with the Family Court for your county in Vermont. The Vermont residency requirements are as follows:

A complaint for divorce or annulment of marriage may be brought if either party to the marriage has resided within the state for a period of six months or more, but a divorce shall not be decreed for any cause, unless the plaintiff or the defendant has resided in the state one year next preceding the date of final hearing. Temporary absence from the state because of illness, employment without the state, service as a member of the armed forces of the United States, or other legitimate and bona fide cause, shall not affect the six months' period or the one year period specified in the preceding sentence, provided the person has otherwise retained residence in this state.

The divorce may be filed in the county in which either the husband, wife or both reside. (Vermont Statutes - Title 15 - Section 555)

If you DO NOT meet at least one of the above Vermont residency requirements, you have the following options:

How Do I Prove Residency in Vermont?
You must live in Vermont 6 months before you can file for divorce in Vermont. The divorce paperwork includes a statement that you are attesting to this fact. If you are asked to prove residency, a lease or rental agreement is acceptable as well as a Vermont driver's license, since you are required to obtain your driver’s license within 60 days of moving to the state, or state identification with your current address.

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