Vermont Simplified Divorce Procedures

Standard forms for filing of the complaint or petition are available. There are no legal provisions in Vermont for simplified divorce procedures. In all divorce cases in Vermont, a hearing is required and oral testimony of witnesses is required. However, in cases involving children, the court may, without a hearing, accept the written agreement of the parents regarding the children. An official statistical data sheet must also be filed with the Complaint and a statement of income and assets must be filed. [Vermont Statutes Annotated; Title 15, Section 662 and Vermont Rules for Family Proceedings; Rule 4].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Vermont, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Vermont state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Vermont Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Vermont Laws and the filing requirements.