STEP 4 - You should meet with your spouse with copies of your tax returns for the previous 3 years in order to fill out the following forms:
- Affidavit of Income and Assets
- *Child Support Worksheet
- Parental Rights and Responsibilities Agreement
- Proposed Child Support Order
- Marital Settlement Agreement
- Proposed Final Order of Divorce
*IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN - Ask the clerk about the Parental Education classes you need to complete. The clerk will have a list of credited programs that you will need to get a certificate from after successful completion.
STEP 5 - You can now schedule a court hearing date over the phone with the clerk. You will be given a date and you will need to notify your spouse of the time and day.
STEP 6 - Go to your court hearing with all your filed documents as well as the Final Order of Divorce. If you have successfully completed all the steps, the Judge should authorize your Final Order of Divorce. You and your spouse must sign it as well after the hearing and file itwith the clerk. The clerk will then give you an Acceptance of Servce of Final Order of Divorce which you will sign and return.
After waiting the 'Nisi' period, or 90 days, your divorce will be complete in the State of Vermont.
*NAME CHANGE - If you are seeking to change your name after divorce in Vermont here is guide.